Scroll back through my pictures on Instagram. Facebook. Twitter. Keep going. Farther back. You won’t find very many selfies. And if you do, you might find my eyes hiding behind sunglasses. Because if I didn’t hide my eyes, you’d see that they were dead. Hide. That’s what we do when we’ve forgotten who we are.Continue reading “Freedom”
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Ubuntu. I am because we are.
No matter the story,
It’s important that we listen.
Love is a Poem. A simple meditation to reflect on today and to remind us we are loved.
I recently began working at a local homeless shelter and addiction treatment facility. I interview prospective students who want to join our year long program. When asked to share a bit about themselves and why they want to be part of the program, most often I hear haunting words that echo through my soul: IContinue reading “Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness”
Over the weekend, 3 men were stabbed in Portland while stepping in to protect two teenage girls. Sadly, two of the men died and one is in critical condition but expected to recover. One of the girls was wearing a hijab. This all happened during a commute on a Portland light rail train. The storyContinue reading “Portland Tragedy Reminds Us: Who is Our Neighbor?”
9/11. Mommy: Why are those people jumping from the building? Those words stand out to me more than any that day. And on that day, I chose to teach my children to live love not fear.
Do you have dreams that you’ve forgotten? The time has come to be like an acorn and bring your dream to fruition. Together, we learn. Together, we grow.