A Lament for Michael Brown

I mourn for Michael Brown My heart is broken, shattered even, but not as broken and shattered as his body spilled out onto the streets of Ferguson. One more life was taken. A life that crossed a road, raised hands and surrendered and yet, misunderstood judged killed before his moment to make his case. Before he […]

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 […]

A Powerful Question for God

I shared something–a question I learned from a friend–that feeds my soul over on sheloves magazine.com today: A good friend told me how her daughter’s Kindergarten teacher is instilling an intimate prayer life in her young students. The teacher gave each student a heart balloon, set in paper feet with the words, “How did I […]

Where the Soul resides

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 […]

A Picture of Hope: My Wish for International Women's Day

Today, on International Women’s Day 2010, I would like to introduce you to a picture of tenacity, strength and Hope. I got to meet Audrey (pictured here) during a short stint when she lived in Canada. Now she stands as a courageous, beautiful woman in the fight for her life. Literally. I am sharing it […]