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Where She Is on Christian Feminism Today

Where She Is blog on Christian Feminism Today



Marg Herder's musings on life and spirit on this website

Marg Herder's Blog


As a rule, the people I've known who spend all their time talking about heaven, thinking about heaven, straining toward heaven, are people who are sure I'm not going there... (from About Heaven)

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Love transcends time and distance. Love is invisible but warms you, fills you, changes you. Love is the only thing that can wash a foggy spirit clean. That means love, by definition, is nothing less than a miracle... (from Love is a Miracle)

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Song Lyrics and Information



3rd margaret "alone..." CD Cover  

We yearn for an existance that is not ours, and this causes us both pain and shame. We cry when no one's looking, our children and our lovers cry when we walk out of the room, and women cry silently in bed at night. Crying alone, suffering in silence never makes a difference, never hastens change. It only reinforces the illusion of separation from our Loving Source... (from Don't Cry song information)




There is hope here. It's so easy to forget. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the tales of woe that circulate around our lives. It's so easy to overlook the quiet whisper of truth that never stops... (from Bearsong song information)

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It's all in the language, and the language was created by patriarchy. Want to be fascinated? Read about language. How it works. How words came to be in common usage. What words have been created and what words haven't. How different languages emphasize different aspects of life, different ways of being. We use language constantly, but never really think about it. (from A Name song information)

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Sometimes you have to walk away...
There's been relationships I've participated in that I just can't understand. I don't know how I got into them the way I did. I don't know how they went from feeling good to being so obviously messed up. I get all tied up in knots trying to understand, but sometimes I just can't. See, I firmly believe that everyone I encounter has a hand in the creation of the expression that is becoming me... (from On the Surface song information)

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Poetry



Picture Poem - "As It Dissolves Awayquot;  


As it dissolves away,
I am drawn to the trailing strands
Of feeling your depth.

My hold on the images
The expectancy of your early reflection
The grasping of your obesssion
The tightening of the brow following truth
Is softening...

(from "As It Dissolves Away")



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there's water flowing
just outside
I hear it too and I swear
it will sustain you...

(from There's Water Flowing Just Outside)


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You are singular, distinctive
A superlative version of something that has never been before
And will never be again... (from All That Is never gets to be you again)

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A tangle of emotion,
Each moment spent in opposition to itself.
This is losing one we love... (from Losing One We Love)

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3rd margaret Writings - Words about My History with the Church.



 

"I was raised in the Presbyterian church, and expected my life to be centered around the church and the music created within and for her. This all came to an abrupt end when it became clear I am gay..."



If you are LGBT and were raised with the church as a big part of your life I hope you will read these pages. Maybe you will be moved to share your story.

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Writing on Other Websites


On Christian Feminism Today


On God Is Not A Guy

 

On Carrie Newcomer's Website

 

On Evangelicals for Social Action

 

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