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The Unfinished Collage

At our Braid team gathering this month, one of out mentors, Barie Wolf-Bowen, invited us to self-expression by creating a collage self-portrait using our silhouette. I actually...

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...

Telling Our Story

I recently came across an article describing a new offering at the central library in San Diego. It is basically a program where you go to the...

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...

Fog on the Mountain

I have a love affair with mountains. Over the years I have loved walking the mountains of the highlands of Scotland, reveling in the ancientness of the...

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...

Missing the Mudslide

I had occasion this week to get caught up in a real honest-to-god California mudslide. It occurred on I-80 as Rebecca and I were driving  to a...

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...

Addressing Chaos

It has been my routine over many years to begin each day by reading two publications. The first is a piece or pieces of scripture. It is...

Take the Next Step

Like many of you, I participated this weekend in the Women's March, along with 100,000 of my closest friends in Oakland and millions of others around the...