Three Ways of Looking at Hope

1. Emily Dickinson called it the thing with feathers. She said it sings the song inside your soul. She said it never stops at all. But what if that little feathered thing is never fed? What if she has nothing to drink? How will she sing with an empty belly and a...

Unexpected

My year of prayer is taking an unexpected turn. Or maybe the turn started last Easter, in my first year of prayer, when I felt prompted to learn more about human trafficking, particularly of young girls for sex. What I learned horrified me, to say the least, and  I...

Amazing Grace, Amazing God

On our vacation the last week of August, I finished Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas. (The other book I read was Ourselves: Improving Character and Conscience by Charlotte Mason. Who says summer reading has to...

The Leaf and the Tree

Today we look again at the dark reality of child sex slavery and exploitation in order to shine a light, to flood the dark corners of the world with light, so that no child will ever have to endure sexual oppression or abuse, will never again live in fear. Diana lives...

Getting Off the Porch

Last month, I cut my hair. It took me eight months to finally do this (rather small) thing I kept feeling nudged to do. At the same time that I was feeling those go-cut-your-hair nudges, I was also feeling other nudges, ones I liked even less than the hair-cutting...