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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Reflections on 2016

It has been a good year at Braid. We are writing from our new offices here in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco. The neighborhood in which...
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