Based on an interview with Maggie A.*, a mother, daughter, and one of ten siblings. Her husband passed away from cancer three years ago, and this is her story. After raising ten children, my mom went back to college and completed her bachelors when she was 60. She went on to get her masters and … Continue reading Sacred Dying
What's God's calling for my life? I struggled with that question until I found peace in an unexpectant way. “I was so desperate to hear from the Lord. You have to tell me what to do?”
Christina was born in Juba, Sudan (now South Sudan). As the civil war intensified, she moved first to Kenya and then Uganda before coming to the US as a refugee at 9 years old. She is currently a consultant with an international consulting firm.
My friend's brother Greg is one of less than 200 people in the world living without a heart. Since late 2013, he has been supported by an artificial heart (SynCardia TAH) that circulates his blood and keeps his body functioning. Sadly, after almost 3 years on TAH his health is failing. Below is what my friend … Continue reading Heart After God
One day a grandfather sits down to tells his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he says, “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is Evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He … Continue reading The Wolves Within
Based on an interview with Patricia Myers. Pat spent almost ten years working in the Middle East in talent management, organizational development and as Head of Talent Management for National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia. I grew up in the 1960s, in rural NY, on a farm; I picked fruits in the orchard and worked in … Continue reading A World Away
Sharla Langston is an author, giving coach, and nonprofit leader. She said “I do" for the first time at 50, and in her book The Crowd-Sourced Marriage, she shares how Team Sharla helped her find the perfect-for-her partner. A passion for generosity drives Sharla’s work. She enjoys helping people find ways to invest their time, … Continue reading Abundant Life
Rachel D.* leads a local nonprofit organization. She has been married for over twenty years and is the mother of two teenagers. Most Fridays, her and her husband host a group of international students at their house (karaoke is frequently involved). One of the most life-changing sequence of events happened to me eleven years after … Continue reading Is It Really True?
Would you promise a room full of first-graders that if they worked hard and got good grades, you would pay for their college education? You might say, “If I were wealthy, of course, I would!” Would you still make that promise if you were making a salary of $45,000 per year? Welcome to the remarkable … Continue reading Making the Impossible, Possible — Ms. Oral Lee Brown
Spur-of-the-moment road trips were some of my happiest childhood memories. I remember one trip in particular, one day my brother and I came home from school cranky and bored and then out of the blue my mom decided we will drive to San Antonio. We drove late into the evening and overnighted in a hotel … Continue reading Clean Slate