eighteen for 18

“But perhaps God can take their sacrifice and also lay it on an altar in Connecticut today …” At 18:30pm last night, my nine-year-old started an 18-hour famine. “Eighteen for eighteen” they call it. All week, she’s been walking around with her little donation sheet, hitting up friends and family, asking for money, so kids […]

Hello, This is Beijing

Today I am joining in Sarah Bessey’s Synchroblog: In which we are saved, right now. I received a phone call last night. Sophia, our homestay student, approached me and said, My father would like to talk to you. Uh-oh. I was making dinner and she didn’t know when he was going to call back. Just […]

Words, Morgan Freeman & Amnesty International

Sobering. True. So inspired. Where’s my pen?

Changing our World: Making Room for Strangers

Changing our World: Making Room for Strangers I wrote over on SheLoves Magazine today: Most days as a mother trying to teach my children to be kind and include others, I feel like I’m talking to the walls, the Polly Pockets or the dog. Last week, in the library at Linwood House, I saw a moment […]

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

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 […]