I’ve always had a soft spot for immersive fantasy and weird science fiction and anything that smacks of magical realism. And during this pandemic moment, I am taking a deep dive into a couple master writers in speculative fiction that I have never read before: N.K. Jemisin and Ursula Le Guin. I devoured N.K. Jemisin’s The Broken Earth Trilogy.
There I stood. In front of a small Christian Reformed congregation in Waterloo, Ontario, publicly professing my faith at the age of 23. A former fundamentalist Baptist evangelical who had found her home in the Christian Reformed Church, I finally came to a moment of commitment and vows, of submission and promised faithfulness. And I took the plunge and made the vow: “I do, God helping me.”