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Rebecca Edwards

Making Room

I have been thinking a lot this week about hospitality. In my home growing up, our family’s out-of-town guests slept on a pullout sofa in the den,...

What Makes You Super

Though superhero sagas aren’t usually my thing, I really enjoyed the new “Wonder Woman” movie. What I appreciated about most about this movie (aside from off-the-charts female...

The Long Haul

Earlier this month I signed up for a 14.6-mile hike, even though I haven’t hiked a distance of more than a few miles in over a decade....

The Noble Heart

Over the past few weeks, we have been collecting Mother’s Day cards to send to the grandmothers and mothers of the youth in our mentoring program. This...

Joy & Fear

Whether or not you celebrate the Christian festival of Easter, its story has lessons to offer about our work with foster youth. The Bible has four different...

Along the Desert Highway

Yesterday The New York Times did something extraordinary. It published a photograph that took up four whole pages, one of the largest photos the paper has ever...

For Everything A Season

Over the next few weeks, some of the Braid mentor teams are going through some big transitions. One team is saying farewell to one of its original...

Angels In Waiting

This week, the church entered the season of the year called Lent. Lent lasts for 40 days and is intended to be a time of self-discipline and...

On Being Stubborn

At every mentor training, we work together to brainstorm a list of the qualities a Braid mentor should strive to possess. At the most recent training, someone...

Salt of the Earth

A friend of mine who is a chef once explained that salt is the only seasoning that makes a food taste more like itself. All other seasonings and...