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Here, my brother, come take my hand As we travel together through a pilgrim’s land To discover our talents, our faith, our fears And realize our calling through laughter and tears. Read more
CBE asked its founders and leaders, along with leading scholars from CBE’s early years to share some of their memories and their hopes for the future. Here are a few of their responses… Read more
  Hand in hand, I know thee. Heart to heart, I love thee. Side by side, walk near thee. Face to face, work with thee. One hope, in Him we’re set free.   Read more
Fair lady with the alabaster flask,How I wish I were thereTo smell that fragrance in the airAll through the house.And what a cost! A year’s wages!I would not forget that wonderful smell.And who could forget what you did?Many saw you.Many knew you.Many smelled your precious perfume.Fair lady, I wish I had been there. Read more
There seems to be a game – that you must play, if you would rise. There seems to be a game – and with it lots of compromise You live to impress others, and you're as slick as you can be. But, where – oh, where – are perfect hearts, and deep sincerity?  Read more
I stand at the gate. I look back at what was. I look forward at what should be. My name is woman, and so I wait. I stand here with my Bible And read the signs that form the gates’ barrier. It is made of Scripture fragments. 1 Timothy 2 is the whittled stake that holds it up. Slivers of Ephesians 5 block my view. And splinters of 1 Corinthians bar my way. God, what did you mean them all to say? What answer can I give? I wonder why? I hold the whole of Scripture in my hand. I don’t understand Why these few shavings of passages block my way.   Read more
Today, I am a rebel. I forget about the laundry and dishes. I turn all my phones to silent And write. Yesterday, I cared what others thought. I primped and prepped to please. I scrubbed in detail on my knees For what? Read more
Why am I here and not there? I am HERE because I have been THERE. Read more
God of ages has called me to the Second Mile, To walk with my sisters through the Valley. I pray for the strength and the good courage to continue the walk. To be there in the darkness, to be there in the light, The Second Mile is to be there. Read more
Light shines from / a thousand prisms, / hung on golden filigree, / above the hall below, / where sheltered men / wear sheltering talitot / and stand and sit and / chant a thousand / shadowed words, / which had once been / written bold and in the light. Where are the Deborahs to lead the fight? Where your Huldahs to interpret sacred scrolls aright? Read more

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