The Sacrament of Christmas

I make an act of faith to all humankind, where doubts would linger and suspicions brood. I make an act of joy toward all sad hearts, where laughter pales and tears abound. I make an act of strength… Read More

Leaving the World of “They”

 “The world of “they” is not a Christian world.”  Fred Craddock We are in a dangerous season for people of faith–a political season. Dangerous not because we are asked to pray and listen and choose. No. Not dangerous… Read More

With My Body I Thee Worship*

Mother’s Day, 2016 (*Phrase used in Old English service of matrimony) LET ME TELL YOU A STORY. In the fall of 1997, I opened Time Magazine and saw an article about a group of Catholic Sisters in a… Read More

Water, light (and maybe) an End in Sight

MOMENTOUS CHANGES are coming to this desperately poor place in the middle of one of the poorest countries in the world. In the twelve to fifteen months, if all goes according to plan, dependable and abundance sources of… Read More

All my joy

In Annie Dillard’s memoir of childhood, An American Childhood, there is a scene where she tries to capture a portrait of the inexpressible joy of children by recalling a time when she was ten… “ when I woke… Read More

Save the Children

Fred Rogers has been dead now a few years, but his legacy of disciplined, courteous and loving attention he gave to children lingers.  In a message he taped after September 11th Fred told parents, “Probably what children need… Read More

Reaching Out−Good News!

Poet Mary Oliver says, “There are things you can’t reach but you can reach out for them all day long.” This is what this ministry feels like to me, an all day, all night reaching out. Today, for… Read More

The work of Resurrection!

Just one more way we are working at a sustainable plan to change the way of life in this village, teaching Congo families to feed themselves! I can explain the heart of our work using this one happy,… Read More