We Write to Make Bread

Anais Nin said we write to taste life twice. Today, this thought has pushed itself to the front of my chest: We, followers of the Way, those of us who quest to know Spirit and dwell in Love, we write to make bread. I know, for me, this is my serving. This is my offering. […]

How We Almost Didn’t Go to Gulu

I cringe when I think that meeting Stephanie Skinner, our Twitter/facebook/email/SheLoves sista-friend and her hubby James almost didn’t happen. How we almost didn’t get to distribute sanitary pads (known as makapads) and over a thousand pair of undies to school girls in Gulu. How we almost didn’t get to hug and dance and sing with […]

Outside the Realm of Acceptable: How TED 2010 Prize Winner JR colours the world

Love this video of JR, an anonymous French artist and photographer and the 2011 TED Prize winner. I love how he lives and works outside the box. I love what happens when we take the boundaries off what is acceptable and possible and do something really great. (HT, Mike)

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 […]

The Saving of an Afrikaner

It happened the moment I took the airplane breadroll into my hand, broke it open, feeling both the warmth and the artificial microwave crustiness in my palms. A friend had warned me that it happens to him after every Africa trip. The tears came, first gently, but then I felt the swell. The wave of […]