Getting beyond our one corner of the room

  (Photo: Cornelia Seigneur) (This post originally appeared at The Essence of Faith & Culture Writers Conference -blog post) “Most people come to know only one corner of their room, one spot near the window, one narrow strip on which they keep walking back and...

Home Number 6 and no place else to go during Christmas Vacation in Kenya

It was the week off for Christmas vacation. Only a couple of the children were supposed to be there. At the most, a handful. It was the week that the children would get to be with family members, perhaps at an uncle or aunt’s home, or a host family or friends of the...

Converted? – Tom Krattenmaker’s new book challenges secular progressives to rethink their view of Evangelical Christians – The Oregonian story

(Published in the print edition of the Dec. 15, 2013 The Oregonian, A & E section/Book section and online Dec. 11, 2013 – Tom Krattenmaker Story Oregonlive Books Link) Tom Krattenmaker at Urban Grind, the Portland coffee house where he wrote much of his...

Are you a Success or a Failure? It’s Not What You Do or Don’t Do, It’s Who You Are

     Our Writers Connection visited the Oregon State Penitentiary recently for their yearly Essay Presentation. I served as MC, and they also asked me to present an essay. As I thought and prayed about what to share, I remembered a recent exchange between my...

A Bloom in the Sidewalk features stories of six women healed by art

(Published in print edition June 26, 2013 of SW Weekly Oregonian June 26, 2013 and found on oregonlive.com OREGONLIVE STORY ON BLOOM IN THE SIDEWALK) When Kimber Dion and her sister Kristin Schultz, were growing up in the Portland  area, they were both sexually abused...

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