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Hard Lessons

I grew up in a small town in Tennessee, attending the local public elementary school. I was one of a handful of kids in my class who...

Mentoring: The Essential Piece of the Puzzle

Braid is founded on the belief that we are all the beloved of God, that God’s love is unconditional, and that we are all – and we...

Lost Childhoods: Video Blog

This weekend we attended the grand re-opening of the Foster Youth Museum created by our friends at California Youth Connection. Our video blog includes footage of a...

The Importance of a Medical Home

Yesterday I went to the dentist for the first time since moving to San Francisco. It’s something that had been on my to-do list for awhile, but...

Remember The Alamo

As we mentioned in our podcast, Rebecca and I recently returned to Texas. The trip had two parts. The first was a return to Houston to continue...

Holy Innocents

Wedged between Christmas and Epiphany, on December 28, the Feast of the Holy Innocents usually doesn’t get a lot of attention. It’s a particularly uncomfortable feast day,...

Power to the People

This week we took an intensive class in community organizing. As with most things we’ve undertaken at Braid, we knew very little about what we were jumping...

We Must Speak

In our podcast this week we discussed God’s calling of Samuel to be the “greatest” prophet of Israel. Samuel, we discover, was working in the Temple under...

Little Foster Kid Annie

You should see the new Annie movie.  I grew up with the 1982 movie version – I used to listen to the soundtrack over and over on...

‘Tis the season to be jolly?

I’ve always loved receiving Christmas cards, but until this year I hadn’t thought too hard about the messages in and on them, and I hadn’t thought about...