Clothe yourself with compassion this holiday season

"Christmas is approaching: there will be lights, parties, Christmas trees and nativity scenes ... it's all a charade. The world continues to go to war. The world has not chosen a peaceful path," Pope Francis said in a recent sermon. (Source) He said this during festivities as the Vatican unveiled its giant Christmas tree. Around... Continue Reading →

Not Every Little Girl is Celebrated | Gendercide in So Asia

I have two daughters. The first took nearly two years to conceive. Oh, how we tested, tried, and waited. We found out she was a she on 9/11. That 9/11. Is it possible to feel overwhelming sadness and joy on the same day? We painted walls in girl appropriate colors, bought little girly clothes, registered... Continue Reading →

Books That I Have Never Forgotten | Summer Reading List

Some books I read, and quickly forget. Sometimes I can't even remember the author or what the books was about. When I was in my early 20s I was obsessed with Sidney Sheldon. I can remember reading every book he wrote. The book that started my love for his writing was "Master of the Game".... Continue Reading →

In the Midst of Hopelessness There is Hope | Not Your Ordinary Mother’s Day Story

Mother's Day is this Sunday. I am so blessed to have a mother that is loving, caring, faithful, funny, beautiful, generous. (I love you more, mom!) I once read that you should pay attention to what makes you cry, that will show you where your heart lies. What makes me cry? The oppression and mistreatment... Continue Reading →

Planting Small Seeds to Grow Big Ideas

Ideas are like small seeds. Stay with me here... What happens when you plant seeds? If you take care of the seeds, they will grow into something big and beautiful...like a giant pumpkin that wins a blue ribbon at the county fair. You start with a small idea. Right now it doesn't look like much.... Continue Reading →

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