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The Real Valentine

One of my favorite songs from my many years at summer camp was called “Unconditional Love,” and it went something like this: Give me your unconditional love...

Braid Goes to Kindergarten

Last month, the chaplain at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Oakland, The Rev. Annie Mertz, contacted us about participating in a project for the holiday season. When...

The Good Dinosaur

This post is from our friend and colleague Jamie Lee Evans, director of the Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project. She writes a review of Pixar's new movie The Good Dinosaur...

Celebrating With Old Friends

It is not often that one receives an invitation to an 800th Birthday Party. Before founding Braid, we both served at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in San...

The Story of Grace

The Spirit was moving at Grace Cathedral last Sunday afternoon. About 35 people showed up for a spiritual gathering for youth that Braid sponsored with the Foster...

The Museum of Lost Childhoods

This week sees us celebrating an event that has been several months in the making. At a Holiday party last year we were in a conversation with...

Planting Hope

Three weeks ago, Chris and I sat on a bench in Nomad Gardens, a community garden in Mission Bay, watching a significant moment in the life of...

The 60%

Over the months we have tried to share with you in whatever medium was at hand the unique challenges related to having spent time in foster care....

Discovering Sanctuary in Parking Lot A

We had teamed up with our friend Jamie (the one in the tutu) at California Youth Connection/Youth Training Project to host a tailgate party at the Oakland...

Allowing God to Write the Name: Cards of Hope

We at Braid have some great news! Our Cards of Hope program that was a great success at Christmas is being extended. But before I give the...