Kneading Enough, A Picture of Empowerment

Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It […]

SheLoves: 10 Exponential Moments of 2013

My one word for 2013 was “exponential.” I’m not a numbers girl, so it rather surprized me when this was the word that came to mind last year. A math-y term, Lord? Really? But as I explored the word, I realized: to be an “exponent” means to be a champion and an advocate. I could see how […]

TGIF: The Miracle of Building a Well (And Feeling ALL THE THINGS)

There are very few things I’m proud of. 1. I can make a perfectly cooked egg sunny side up, without popping the yolk. 2. I know all the words to Shania Twain’s song, “That Don’t Impress Me Much.” (Yup. I see the irony there.) 3. I use self-deprecation as a strategic tool to make strangers […]

Walking the Straight Paths

“But there in a secluded part of Burundi with an oppressed minority group, walking toward a well that will change their lives in more ways than I can tell, I saw the verses in a new light.” By Leigh Kramer | Twitter: @hopefulleigh My steadfast companions kept my hands firmly grasped in theirs. They couldn’t have […]

Bubanza: We Danced on Holy Ground

600 ID cards, a global tribe of givers and that hot day under an asbestos roof when earth was heaven. By Idelette McVicker | Twitter: @idelette All Images by Tina Francis – Fact: In February, we, a global tribe of heart-givers united to give Identity documents to our sisters (mostly) and brothers in Bubanza, Burundi. […]