Cross Cultural Illumination #1: It is a Cat-Dog

Dinner with two recent Ethiopian Asylees shine a light on Americans’ curious personification of pets.  One of the most puzzling American habits to those new the USA is our treatment…

The Scary Power of Dressing Alike

The modern church lady was never big on matching outfits. Despite growing up with 2 sisters close in age, we were never dressed alike. Here are a couple of pictures…

Going with the Magic

2017 Update One of my favorite Lenten posts from my 2016 series was “going with the magic.” In it I recount how viewing my streamlined collection of books was like…

Too Much Food To Enjoy

 2017 Update   During Lent 2016, I embraced Marie Kondo’s “too much to enjoy,” concept.  In my 2016 Lent IV post,  I write how I was able to extend this…

Marie Kondo Does Lent

2017 Lenten Update In 2016, The 40 Bags in 40 Day Lenten challenge coupled with my obsession with the Marie Kondo Tidying Book inspired me to write a “Marie Kondo…

Women: Tell Your Story Loud and Proud

There has been some good news lately about giving the female voice a bigger role in important institutions. It is heartening to see the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…

Female Self Flagellation

Book Club is one of this Modern Day Church Lady’s favorite non-church related activities. My book club is made up of very witty, intelligent and socially progressive ladies, of both…