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Why I Am An Ally

Why I Am An Ally

One August morning in 2004, after three devastating miscarriages and a complicated pregnancy requiring four hospitalizations and home healthcare, our daughter Jenna was born. I remember my exact words the first time someone placed her in my arms: “Thank you, God, for...

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The Mute Button is On

The Mute Button is On

There have been numerous times in my life in which I have felt my voice was not heard. Steadily talking with lips moving, hand gestures flowing, but on mute the entire time. I believe the most frustrating of these situations is when I was “asked” for my opinion or...

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Dear Tiffany

Dear Tiffany

Dear Tiffany: Do you recognize me? I am you, older and (hopefully) wiser. If you don’t see yourself in me, that is okay. Thirty years ago, I could not have predicted that today, I feel alive and confident. I have a voice to use for good, for advocacy — not only for...

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The Things I’ve Borrowed

The Things I’ve Borrowed

To my sister, who enters every room exactly as she wants to be. Growing up, I would sneak into your room at night while you were sleeping, take your CDs, sneak back into my room, and listen to them until I fell asleep. I know - such a creepy way to start this thing....

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Why We Need Pride

Why We Need Pride

a reflection by Gavin McCollum Last weekend, I joined a group 2BC members to help man a 2BC booth at Saline County Pride. This my first experience at a Pride event. For years - even since I have been out of the closet- I have been too timid to attend Pride for various...

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The Stone Was Rolled Away

The Stone Was Rolled Away

The Stone was Rolled Away So We Could See the Miracle Lois Davis, 2023 Oil on Canvas, 11"x 15" Little Rock, Arkansas As I worked on this painting, I imagined the despair Jesus’ followers felt after His crucifiction. They had lost all hope. Everything was gone,...

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The Vineyard

The Vineyard

The Vineyard Lois Davis & the 2BC Art Group, 2023 Mixed Media on Canvas, 11"x 15" Little Rock, Arkansas I’ve always felt this parable was unfair. How could the owner pay everyone  the same when they didn’t work the same? I was seeing only the worker’s side. This...

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Profiles in Courage: Kate Bowler

Profiles in Courage: Kate Bowler

Prior to coming to 2BC, I had never heard of Kate Bowler, PhD, even though she is a New York Times bestselling author and she has a very well-known podcast. The circles I have historically run in don’t make a habit of promoting strong, optimistic female leaders who...

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The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan Greg Reed, 2023 Watercolor Collage on Paper, 11"x 15" Little Rock, Arkansas “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But who and how much? In Luke 10 Jesus tells a parable about a man who was beaten and left half dead on the side of the road. The priest...

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