Author Archives: allisonbuzard

About allisonbuzard

Follower of Christ. Wife. Social Worker. http://twitter.com/AllisonBuzard

The Other Part of James 1: World Vision, Gay Marriage, and Fighting Christians

I watched on twitter yesterday as World Vision announced that they had changed an HR policy that will allow for hiring of employees who are in same-sex marriages. And then I watched twitter erupt with reactions. Some Christians were overjoyed … Continue reading

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When Bravery Looks Like Healing

I haven’t felt fully myself for several months now.  I’m still me, just a slightly off-key version of me. This summer, I experienced some trauma.  The physical recovery was grueling, and is still ongoing, but it’s clear that the emotional … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Walking with God | 6 Comments

Zumba Rhythm

Have you ever gone to a zumba class? They are pretty fun.  There’s zazzy music, a little sweat, and a whole lot of people watching. I’ve gone to a few zumba classes in the last few years, and here’s what … Continue reading

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I Have a Dream, Too

I still get goosebumps every time I read Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream Speech”. My heart starts racing as his conclusion approaches, and I feel the lump forming in my throat. Tears well in my eyes … Continue reading

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2014: A Year Of…

Happy New Year, friends! Hope your new year is off to a brilliant start!  I’m still sitting in my pajamas drinking a delicious mug of coffee so I’d say 2014 is looking up! Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions? … Continue reading

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Generosity in 2013

I love this thing that my friend, Alece started.  In place of New Year’s Resolutions, we pick one word that will define, grow, challenge, and inspire us for the new year.  Last year was my first year to pick my … Continue reading

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2013, God With Us

2013 has been a really hard year for many of my dear ones.  It has also been a really good year for many of my loved ones.  For Adam and I, this year has been both really hard and really … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus Feminist

Sometimes a book comes along that challenges you deeply.  Other times, a book comes along that puts into words the deep longings of your heart that you couldn’t yet express.  And other times, a book is so compelling that as … Continue reading

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A Follow-Up Post

I wrote a blog post last week about being married without children.  I thought perhaps my good friends and a few curious facebook friends would click the link, but instead, the post got shared and shared and shared some more. … Continue reading

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Married With[OUT] Children

I’ve stayed away from this topic on the blog completely – Not out of avoidance – I just haven’t had much to say about it.  But lately, I’ve been reading and hearing a lot of opinions on this subject and … Continue reading

Posted in Life | 15 Comments