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Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Dear Reader, Recently I listened to an episode of one of my favorite podcasts, The Next Right Thing, with Emily P. Freeman. Emily interviewed Amanda Held Opelt, the sister of well known speaker Rachel Held Evans. Amanda lost her sister suddenly in May of 2019.  On the...

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Tethered to Hope

Tethered to Hope

If I close my eyes and think back to the scene in her bedroom, I can still hear her gasping for breath. I can still see my mom’s eyes close as she falls asleep mid-conversation. I wince when I think about her bedsores, and I can’t help but well up with tears when I...

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Angles of Facing Truth

Angles of Facing Truth

Although I find it hard to do myself, I think that lament is one of the core things that is important for a believer to acknowledge and give space for. Like repentance and confession, lament is a natural response to being in God's presence, being in God's word,...

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The Transition of Grief

The Transition of Grief

I recently had a birthday. The second birthday I've "celebrated" without my husband. That's how I track time now. Before he died. After he died. That's not grief or mourning. It's just the way it is. Keeping track of time by his death comes as naturally to me as...

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A Slowness to Let Go

A Slowness to Let Go

The poem “Mourners” by Ted Kooser,1 about folks meeting at a funeral, ends with the following lines: They came this afternoon to say goodbye, but now they keep saying hello and hello, peering into each other’s faces, slow to let go of each other’s hands. In this poem,...

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Tears: God’s Gift in Grief

Tears: God’s Gift in Grief

I’ve always been a crier—the one who teared up at a sappy movie or tearjerker book ending, at sweet moments and frustrating disappointments. But I never knew a body could cry so many tears until my husband died suddenly. There had been no notice, no sign that anything...

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Redbud Writers Guild is an international community of Christian women who envision a vibrant and diverse movement of women who create in community and who influence culture and faith. Redbud members strive to change the world with words as we foster a safe sisterhood of creatives who thrive in a non-competitive, supportive community.

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The Race-Wise Family

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Measured by Grace

- Sharla Fritz

The Courage to Write

- Compiled by Rachel Britton & Lucinda Secrest McDowell

The Path to Peace

- Ann Swindell

Life is Sweet, Y'all

- Maggie Wallem Rowe

A Million Skies

- Abigail Alleman

Life Can Be Good Again

- Lisa Appelo

The Forgotten Life of Eva Gordon

- Linda MacKillop

We envision a vibrant and diverse movement of Christian women who create in community and who influence culture and faith.

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Redbud nurtures a community of Christian women who create rather than merely consume. We are a diverse group of authors, writers and speakers who communicate in order to empower women to use their voices to be world-changers. We are committed to supporting all Redbud members. We create and maintain community by meeting regularly, connecting through social media outlets, and networking through our various channels of influence.

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