Stories about Community

Love your enemies. (the year of gathering)

I honestly thought there might be an asterisk somewhere in the pages—a subtle footnote or editor’s revision tucked in the margins. “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love...

Being a Safe Place (the year of gathering)

I’m writing two stories right now. The first publishes in October for Redbud Writers Guild. It’s about the freedom found in limitation. The second is for Joyful Life Magazine,...

That’s How We Change the World

I cried a lot last week. Now, in classic Ronne fashion, the tears were tucked away in early-morning prayers and mid-afternoon private ponderings. And as always, I met them...

Every Barn is Better Painted.

One sentence smeared the makeup and stripped away the carefully crafted facade, leaving me once again the middle school girl - awkward, afraid, exposed. One sentence pressed into every...

What Does it Mean to Shine?

What does it mean to shine? For years, I thought it meant being the flame that burned the hottest and brightest. Now, I see things differently. And it's all...

India is in My Hair.

It's Tuesday morning where I'm at right now, and the fragrance of India is in my hair. Though I wash it daily with scents of flowers and vanilla, the...
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