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Turn and See – the Isolated, the Marginalized, the Outcast, and the Broken-hearted

I had always interpreted his comment as reflecting impatience. Perhaps even being infused with a measure of displeasure and annoyance. Reaching the conclusion that he was irritated because someone had...

We are to be the Light in This World

“You are burning lamps who the Lord has established on his sacred mountain to illuminate the darkness of the world by your word and example.” Elisabeth of Schonau, wrote this...

The Importance of Listening to One Another’s Stories

Our stories matter. Stories are an entry point for us to become known. Where the fertile space is cleared for greater understanding, compassion and appreciation. Where others can be inspired...

The Importance of Sharing Our Stories

We hold tightly to our stories. Afraid to share their truths. Preferring to appear normal, to fit in, we end up hiding behind masks, feeling alone and disconnected. Unknown. We are...

Supporting A Loved One Who Struggles With Health Issues

  I was pleased to have one of my articles, “Lessons I’ve Learned While Supporting My Son With Crohn’s Disease” recently published on “The Mighty“. The Mighty is a great...

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Sometimes it is hard to recognize darkness. For it can come dressed up in a nice suit, pretty packaging, and a smooth sales pitch. Because it is slick and alluring,...

Engaging in Walk Abouts

As a school principal, several times a day I would engage in what we called “walk abouts”. This was where we would leave our offices in the hub of the...

Slowing down, Looking up, and Stepping In

I was loading my groceries onto the conveyor belt at the grocery store’s checkout when I overheard her comment. The cashier and her colleague, who was helping her bag the...

And We Will Overcome

For as long as I can remember I have yearned for the world to be different. Where love and kindness and inclusiveness carry the day. And goodness and justice has...

The Unexpected Side of Change

She unexpectedly started to cry. She had been enthusiastically talking about her child’s high school graduation and acceptance to a highly rated university. But then, as she began to share...