If you’re wired anything like me, one of the most effective ways to understand truth is through story. Even uncomfortable truths — maybe especially these. That’s because story has a way of bypassing our intellect and shooting straight for the heart, where compassion and empathy have a chance to take root. That’s one of the […]
“Feathers—no matter what size or shape or color—are all the same, if you think about them. They’re soft. Delicate. But the secret thing about feathers is . . . they are very strong.” The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell About this book: (from the publisher) In the pre-Katrina glow of New Orleans, Amanda Salassi is anxious about […]
“A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.” ~ Alan Rickman For its swift ability to inform, move, and yes, even to change, few artistic forms can beat a well crafted movie. These are five that have affected me.
Lydia’s Song: The Story of a Child Lost and a Woman Found by Katherine Blessan About this book: (from the publisher) Lydia’s quiet expat life in Cambodia is dramatically turned upside down by the sudden arrival of Song, a young & vulnerable Vietnamese girl, and the flattering romantic attentions of a handsome, dashing local man. Just as […]
“Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” ~ St. Augustine of Hippo The Beautiful Daughters by Nicole Baart About this book: What if everything you believed to be true was a lie? Adrienne Vogt […]
Friends, here’s round two of our discussion this month about the tough topic of sex trafficking–important because as I noted before, it is rampant, it is evil, and children we know and love are at risk. January is national Human Trafficking Awareness month, and today I am privileged to introduce to you Alisa Jordheim, Executive Director […]
Friends, we’re talking about a tough topic today, but one that is so important and becoming increasingly relevant. Sex trafficking–in particular the trafficking of children–is not an issue any of us can choose to ignore or downplay any longer. It is rampant, it is evil, and children we know and love are at risk. This […]