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    Shemaiah Gonzalez

    Shemaiah Gonzalez is a freelance writer who holds a B.A. in English Literature and a M.A. in Intercultural Ministry. She thrives on moments where storytelling, art, and faith collide. Published on Busted Halo and America Magazine among others, she is obsessed with being well-rounded as she jumps from Victorian lit to Kendrick Lamar, from the homeless shelter to the cocktail party. A Los Angeles native, she now lives in Seattle with her husband and their two sons.

    Our Neighbor

    Someone we love is dying. Our neighbor is near 90. Her body has been slowing down for a while now. We are not surprised, but we are grieved. My family’s...

    What Would You Ask God?

    My 11-year-old son asks the best questions. He can get a conversation going in any situation. I overheard a lively discussion at the playground when he asked a group...

    Hope for 2021 and the Love of God

    What is your hope for 2021? Maybe it’s that life will go back to normal. Maybe your hope is to return to an “in-person” life. Maybe your hope is for...

    Permission to Notice

    When I was in Kindergarten, I took the school bus home. The driver dropped me off three blocks away from my house. Since my mother was home with my...

    Everything Is Precious

    On errands, during a clear Seattle afternoon, I look out my car window to see an East African mother carrying groceries home with four children, all under ten. The...

    Receive My Memory

    Memories are important to me. They are the building blocks of the stories I tell myself, my children, and new acquaintances. I attended elementary school 20 miles outside Los Angeles....