"Together, we can make a difference ... one little dress at a time." Rachel O'Neill, head of Little Dresses for Africa, despair-defying firebrand If you have a lovely pillowcase, a summer afternoon and minimal sewing skills, you have the right stuff to make a difference in one little girl's life. That's all it takes to… Continue reading Little dress, better world
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” Mother Teresa, misery-fighting fire brand It is the kind of thing mid-life women daydream about when they are cleaning sinks or making tacos or trying to meet a work deadline, but I know I will probably never buy a house in… Continue reading Living in a page turner
“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French philosopher, Jesuit priest, paleontologist David Brooks, esteemed New York Times columnist, wrote recently about the futility of seeking happiness rather than welcoming joy. In Our Daily Bread, so did David Roper, esteemed faith writer. Daisies, a sure sign of the… Continue reading All out of happy? Try joy!
"Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon." St. Francis of Assisi The first time I saw an article of clothing rise from the dead, I was a college student. It was a biking sweater owned by my roommate's European boyfriend. "I know you can fix it," he pleaded in… Continue reading Coming apart at the seams
Once -- when I was a tiny California girl and the 1970s Jesus Movement was in its waning days -- something extraordinary happened at church. A wild-eyed LSD addict walked into the sanctuary and she didn't walk out. Percy Jackson's got nothing on God... "But we have this treasure (salvation) in earthen vessels (ordinary human… Continue reading Is supernatural power real?