Post at JFA: Raw from the Fallout of Dobbs?
See my short reflection at the JFA Blog: “Raw from the Fallout of Dobbs?”
Create or consume?
I think at the center of the person at the start of the day, there is a question: Do you create or consume? Then moment for moment, task for task, thought for thought, movement of the hands for movement of the hands, that choice confronts me again: will I create or consume. Have you heard […]
The Discipline of Humility
I’d like to suggest a simple discipline that would really help all of us in the midst of the events of the past few months (discussions of race and police brutality, debates over the 2020 Presidential Election, the January 6 events in Washington, D.C., etc). It’s a habit formed and strengthened over thousands of purposeful […]
this regret borders on chagrin when we find that Men of abilities—zealous patriots—having the same general objects in view, and the same up-right intentions to prosecute them, will not exercise more charity in deciding on the opinions, & actions of one another. George Washington, in a letter to Hamilton, 1792 Here are the two paragraphs […]
My Top Five from the Past Five
Since 2015, most of my writing has been posted at the Justice For All blog and website. To bring this space more up to date, here are “my top five from the past five” with a few comments about why: It’s Her Body – A Series of Reflections (August 2018) – If I’ve written anything […]
Good Example of a Bad Habit
In a New York Times Op-Ed today, “Slavery Thrived on Compromise, John Kelly,” Kashana Cauley gives us a good example of a very bad habit that plagues many conversations: equivocation. (Equivocation is the use of a word in two ways in the midst of an argument in which the argument gets some or all of […]
Humanity in Motion
I appreciated the picture of humans responding to disaster that concludes this short description of the Mexico City earthquake, “Living in Mexico City Is a Perpetual Dare.” It’s overwhelming to read the news these past two months, with major hurricanes causing major flooding in Houston, Louisiana, Florida, and elsewhere. We saw the wreckage of those […]
New Official JFA Blog
From now on, I’ll be posting updates about JFA’s work at JFA’s new blog: http://www.jfaweb.org/jfa-blog.
On our Knees
In my February letter, I challenged myself, our staff, and our supporters to set aside time to pray each day for JFA. You can take the challenge, too! The letter includes seven specific prayer requests for JFA, including one of JFA’s 2015 goals that I feel is well beyond our abilities. Projects like these help […]
JFA Equips 263 at the March for Life
JFA training specialists Catherine Wurts and Rebecca Haschke participated in the March for Life JFA-style: they turned it into an opportunity to teach pro-life advocates to dialogue! They began by marching along with 220 high school students and 43 chaperones from the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska. Then in a two-hour workshop the next day, […]