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 […]

Amazon & The P–ophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure

Update: 10:39pm: Yes, yes, yes! We did it! A collective ROAR through the various networks did it. The link no longer works, so Amazon must have removed the content in question. Jody, in the last comment on this post, reported over 1,200 negative reviews on the Amazon.com site, so yes, yes, yes! (At the time […]

The Candy Shop: Creepy Fairytale/Movie with a Powerful Message about Human Trafficking

I still have goosebumps after watching this trailer for the upcoming release of The Candy Shop, a fairytale-style short film about child sexual exploitation. The line that gripped me? “If there wasn’t such a need, there wouldn’t be so much business, now would there?” Reminds me of something Benjamin Perrin said Monday night at the […]

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 […]

Screens4Hope, Invictus and the FIFA World Cup.

There’s a scene in the movie Invictus that still lingers with me: Young boy standing outside the rugby stadium, catching the action from two nearby police officers’ car radio. The racial divide is tangible and the boy tries to steer clear. As the game unfolds, however their lives move closer; the young boy hones in. […]