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Mallory McDuff

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Posted by Mallory McDuff 37 weeks 2 days ago
On the first day of Advent, I began to fast for immigration reform.I’m not a recent immigrant or a political activist. But I’m a mother, a teacher, and a Christian living in Asheville, N.C., a...
Posted by Mallory McDuff 43 weeks 6 days ago
During the service, I sobbed in the sanctuary.That Sunday morning, I almost stayed home, lingering at the French press, imagining a second cup of coffee, and thinking of my two children nestled on...
Posted by Mallory McDuff 46 weeks 3 days ago
Some people follow pop-star celebrities. I follow spiritual writers.Rather than tracking news about Lady Gaga or Beyonce, I’m a fangirl of writers like Anne Lamott, Nora Gallagher, Kathleen Norris,...
Posted by Mallory McDuff 1 year 15 weeks ago
Making an ultimatum about church attendance to a sleep-deprived teenager may be my own version of hell on earth.“We are leaving for church in 10 minutes,” I said, summoning my most authoritative...
Posted by Mallory McDuff 1 year 19 weeks ago
This spring, I gave up alcohol for Lent, the forty days of penitence between Ash Wednesday and Easter. And now almost one week after the Alleluias and Easter baskets, I may be addicted to Lent.On...

Articles by Mallory McDuff

Fiction with a climate change theme.