Bringing lasting change

Sometimes it feels that we can do little to stop the violence and hatred. Whether in our own country or far away, there is so much strife and misunderstanding, such fear. It is easy to become paralyzed. How can we, with our little efforts, bring lasting change?

Wisdom that Defies Discouragement

Wisdom that Defies Discouragement

When one of my children was recently discouraged, a well-loved poem came to mind, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…” That was as far as I could quote. I ended up looking up the remainder of Rudyard Kipling’s...
Trusting God when life hurts, Act II: Looking up

Trusting God when life hurts, Act II: Looking up

As a young child growing up with a single mom I had my share of hurts—the insecurity that came from having an uninvolved father, the feeling of not fitting in with my peers at school, the frequent moves that made me an everlasting outsider. In many ways, this early...