Author Archives: Sharon Autenrieth

About Sharon Autenrieth

Wife, mom to 5, homeschooler, Christian Education Director, idealist, malcontent, follower of Jesus.

Religious Freedom, Priorities and a Terrible Anniversary

My thoughts are a bit scattered today.  I’ve been remembering. Have you been paying attention to the news out of Indiana this week?  Gov. Pence just signed their Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law despite a loud outcry and threats … Continue reading

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More of This, Less of That, 2015

In no particular order: More reading quality fiction…..Less scouring the internet for things about which to be outraged. More cleaning my house…..Less wondering why no one is cleaning my house. More open, honest conversations with open, honest people…..Less beating my … Continue reading

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Movies 2014: The Best and Worst (of what I saw)

I saw 57 movies that were released this year.  Despite my best efforts to keep up, I’ve missed a lot of high profile films, including some that might have made my Top 10 (most notably Boyhood and Whiplash). The list … Continue reading

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Scripture in the hands of an angry woman

It’s been a long time.  When last I wrote it was summer,  I was glorying in my new running habit, and I was looking forward to my first 5K.  I’ve now done three 5Ks and I’m trying to figure out … Continue reading

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She runs

I have been sedentary all of my life.  My idea of a good time as a little girl was to sit on the front porch pouring over a stack of National Geographic magazines, or perhaps cutting paper dolls out of … Continue reading

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Home

I grew up in a mid-sized town in central Missouri.  I suppose I felt about my hometown as most children do.  It’s playgrounds and schools and corner stores were the geography of my world.  My notions of wealth were drawn … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to ordination….

I’ve been mostly quiet for the past few months, and there are several reasons for that.  Schoolwork saps a lot of my writing time, responsibilities at home and at church deserve my attention, I don’t often feel inspired lately…. And … Continue reading

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Unsinkable

Her name is Supriya. We chose the name before we knew her.  I found it on a list of Indian names, with the meaning “deeply loved”, and I thought, “What could be more perfect than that? We were a quiet … Continue reading

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Has endless winter ended?

I’m hopeful. I can hear a flock of birds outside my kitchen window and it’s supposed to get up to 70 today.  Maybe spring has come to stay. One of my dearest friends is coming to visit tomorrow, along with … Continue reading

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A letter to our sisters, on biblical womanhood in heavenly places

Yesterday Julie Anne at Spiritual Sounding posted this response to an article at cbmw.org.  That’s the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, the flagship organization for complementarian theology.  I was alarmed by the excerpts in Julie Anne’s piece, so I … Continue reading

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