Author Archives: Alise

About Alise

I’m a lot of things, but more than anything else, I’m a woman in progress. I’m finding that out more and more all the time. Knitting is just a series of knots. I hope as my tangled thoughts are put out there, they will weave together into something that adds a little bit of beauty to the world.

My First Pride

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Wild Flowers and Maternity Clothes

Three years after my son’s stillbirth, I gave away my maternity clothes. Why it took so long. Continue reading

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Giving Your Child to the Devil Invites the Devil Closer

If the fruits of your actions are death, how can you claim to be following God? Continue reading

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Loving My Kids Shouldn’t Require Bravery

Is it really brave to do something that comes naturally? Continue reading

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The Billy Graham Rule: An Adulterer’s Perspective

For years I eschewed the Billy Graham rule. Then I had an affair with my best friend. Where am I now? Continue reading

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Creating a Pliable God

Do we really want to boil God’s power down to a weather report? Continue reading

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Why I Support Protesting Trump

We tend to have selective amnesia about how people react when there’s a change of party in the White House. Some always feel disenfranchised and overreact with the worst possible caricatures of what the words said during the campaigns could … Continue reading

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