Where the Soul resides

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Setting up camp here today: Prayer is not a stratagem for occasional use, a refuge to resort to now and then. It is rather like an established residence for the innermost self. All things have a home: the bird has a nest, the fox has a hole, the bee has a hive. A soul without prayer […]

On the Ground, into the Heart of Sexual Violence in the Congo

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She went from Colorado College graduate to volunteer rape crisis counselor in Chicago to stepping into her bigger story: entering the dark world for women in the Congo. Now Amy Ernst is even guest blogging for The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof at On the Ground. Honestly, I can’t quite imagine the pressure of knowing you […]

SheLoves Magazine

I’m a little excited. In May we pretty much accomplished a small miracle, launching the sheloves magazine site at LifeWomen conference. We had it up and running in a matter of two weeks, during which I also took a 10-day trip to Kenya. Soon after we launched, however, I realized we wouldn’t be able to […]

The Journey: A Lesson in Pure Joy

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Two weeks ago Linwood House Ministries held a summertime Journey, a three-day retreat for women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This time their theme was “summer vacation.” “We packed everything we could think of that said ‘vacation’ into three days–reading, napping, nature, a trip to the local movie theatre, the creation of memory boxes to capture […]

Not a manifesto, just a list of 10 things I’ve learned lately | Marianne Elliott

I love this list by Zen peacekeeper, change-maker, human rights activist and twitter friend Marianne Elliott: Not a manifesto, just a list of 10 things I’ve learned lately | Marianne Elliott. She mentions vanilla rooibos, after all.