Finding Thankful

As Americans find their way to the ballot boxes today, we celebrate the freedom to choose. I am personally compelled and convicted by Susan B. Anthony, who believed that a girl from Kansas growing up in a home governed by one great-grandmother, who later became a mother of 4 girls and an ordained minister, had [...]

The Power of Women – peace and play-dough in a Refugee Camp

The Power of Women – peace and play-dough in a Refugee Camp

the roots of peace start here - rolling out Arabic words with purple play dough on rough Greek wood.

women who go and tell

And so the story goes. It was a cold and weepy dawn when Mary came. The ancient word does not tell us if the sun rose in golden splendor during that hour, but the tears that Mary wept were enough to shadow the sun. And, I imagine her with that jar of spices that weighed more [...]

courage

They thought that the bullet would silence us. But out of that silence came a thousand voices. Nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, fervor, and courage was born. Malala Yousafzai, in a speech to the UN this week.  She is a Pakistani teenager who was shot in the [...]