D.L. Mayfield lives and writes on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. She has written for various publications, including Christianity Today, Sojourners, Vox, The Washington Post, and Image Journal, among others. Her forthcoming book on The Myth of The American Dream (IVP) will be released in Spring of 2020.
I am in love with my neighborhood because I am in love with the people, how resilient and complicated they are, and how they teach me how wrong I have been about the world. They have proven to me what Jesus said in his most famous sermon, the one on the mount: “blessed are the poor in spirit, for they shall see God.”