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It’s Not Too Late

This week I’ve been wrestling (again) with one of the most difficult stories I’ve ever heard. A couple weeks ago I reflected on a Bible story about...

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,...

On the Move

Well…we are moving again. “We” in this instance is not a reference to Braid but to the Chase family. We have moved several times over the years...

My Closed Adoption and the Movement to Change the System

Serena is a member of California Youth Connection, an organization that helps foster youth learn leadership and advocacy skills. She originally wrote this piece for The Chronicle of...

The Real Magic of Mentoring

We eat a lot of chocolate at Braid. In our first month here, we discovered Recchiuti Confections in the Dogpatch neighborhood and signed up with a frequent customer...

Let’s Make Change

I was 11 when parents split up and I had to live with my mother. She was very abusive and really bad with alcohol. I tried to...

Braid Goes to the Capitol

Last month we received a wonderful honor on the steps of California's State Capitol building. We were in Sacramento to join our colleagues and friends from California...

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...

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...