He was standing on the corner waiting for the light to turn red. As the cars came to a stop he hobbled forward on one leg, hoping someone would spare some change. What’s his story I wondered, as he glanced inside my window. Tired eyes met mine as I considered what to do next. He… Read More
Will We Ever Learn that Different is Not Deficient?
I read an article yesterday that said 18-24 year olds were more or less color-blind. The person quoted, who was my age, said that rather than determining ethnicity or what drives them spiritually or culturally, that their bonds are created based on shared values. Hmm…Sounds good on the surface, but is that the world we… Read More
Are We Politically Correct or Passionate?
Do we still see poor people any more? I wonder sometimes if they have disappeared into their food insecure homes in economically disadvantaged communities making it almost convenient to forget they exist. We speak of them in politically correct, academically accurate terms that the average person doesn’t understand, much less feel compelled to do anything… Read More
A Letter of Love to My Young Sisters
Everyday should be a celebration of the extraordinary accomplishments of women. In nearly every corner of the globe, we are on the vanguard of transforming our world. We are the change-makers, the revolutionaries, the rabble-rousers, and the peacemakers. Women are indeed a force to be reckoned with, and the world is watching to see what’s next.… Read More
4 Powerful Words For Life
You can do it! Those may be the four most powerful words we can ever say to another human being. The simple yet impactful gift of belief can transform lives in a way previously thought impossible. I was vividly reminded of this when I recently heard a young woman’s story of hell, hope and perseverance.… Read More
Time to Fight for What We Believe In!
Can you believe a woman was fired for being too irresistible? Yep! It’s a strange world we live in when a woman can be too attractive to keep her job. So was the experience of Melissa Nelson, a dental assistant in Iowa, who was terminated by her employer after 10 years of stellar performance, because… Read More