Forgotten Faces of the War
When I visited Lebanon earlier this year, I met with a Syrian refugee family living in a cold, unfinished building.
Small Town Heroes
The lyrics sound like they connect with the canon of traditional music, but you need to dig deeper.
Raising Puppies and Babies – Part 1
;But too soon I was tearing my hair out. Yes, she had accidents, but more than that, I couldn’t get the hang of what a puppy’s schedule should look like.;
This exploration of the meaning of things runs through all of Robinson’s fiction (she is perhaps our most theological of literary artists), yet she is less interested in answers than in the exploration of them.
We can “hold each other up” because of another fragile gift God gave us as humans: love.;;
The Skeleton Twins
While the twins don’t have a specific reason for losing touch for 10 years, they have been living parallel, unfulfilled lives.
You Don’t Have Rights Here
Alicia,* who witnessed her mother’s murder and feared retaliation from local gang members, made the dangerous trek from Honduras to the U.S. with her two children, ages three and ten-years-old in August. She was detained. She told U.S. Border Patrol officers of her fear of returning home. “I cried, I said I couldn’t return to my country. Sometimes you are so afraid…” Two days later, Alicia was deported. What about Mary and Joseph, who were fleeing a place where their sons life was in danger, similar to Mateos story above? Mateo* ran a small business in Honduras but went bankrupt […]
Stepping Out – Guest Columnist Jodi Nisly Hertzler
During our meeting, the spokesperson for the Put-Down-That-Bag-of-Chips-Right-Now Committee held up a fancy little doodad that counts his steps, his stairs, and even monitors his sleep.;;
And that’s the ultimate problem with Gone Girl. I can appreciate it on its technical merits . . . But I didn’t enjoy this film.