Today, like everyday, I miss my friend, who was
Most at peace on the land with her beloved husband & her babies,
Wickedly smart & hilarious,
Terrible at Instagram & eschewed being anyone’s guru,
Learned generosity of mind & heart at her family’s kitchen table,
/1 #RememberingRHE
Always chose integrity & courage over making a profit or being palatable to gatekeepers,
Gave permission to a generation,
Made origami out of hate mail,
Kept the faith,
Needed the Church enough to speak truth,
Dared to wonder, “What if I’m wrong?” out loud, /2 #RememberingRHE
Willing to keep wrestling until the blessing came,
Pulled up more chairs to the Table & scooted over to make room,
Made us laugh & made us think,
Bold and courageous and kind,
Would not be budged from her conviction that this Gospel is Good News for everyone, /3
#RememberingRHE
Moved to the margins because she knew this is the centre of God’s Story,
A relentlessly good and generous friend,
who never lost her love for telling that Story,
Who loved us,
And whom we loved.

Eshet chayil, Rach. Woman of valour. Always.
#RememberingRHE
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