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Walking in Missouri

Walking in Missouri

December 21, 2015 | I am still quite a ways from completely processing all that happened during our time in St. Louis and all that it might mean. The question I have for myself is what I will do with this new knowledge I have gained. How can I translate this experience into something that has benefit to my children? To my church and my community? To my country? I am not sure how to answer those questions yet. Read more »

Silly Games?: Postcard 3 from Uganda

Silly Games?: Postcard 3 from Uganda

December 15, 2015 | Then the Big Wind Blows for those who have ever participated in a demonstration. Those who have ever been arrested.  For those who have ever pointed a gun to kill. No one gets up. Read more »

Answering God's Call

Answering God's Call

December 14, 2015 | Late in January 2011, we received an email from the World Friendship Center (WFC) American Committee. They asked if we would consider becoming the Directors of the World Friendship Center, a peace organization in Hiroshima, Japan. They wanted us to start work in May.  Read more »

Playing for Our Lives: Postcard 2 from Uganda

Playing for Our Lives: Postcard 2 from Uganda

December 12, 2015 | The Big Wind Blows, if you watch it without sound, looks like a silly children’s game – the one-fewer-chair-than-kids kind. There’s a stack of cards in the middle of the circle. I start out with the one on top; it’s meant to be easy, comfort-zone stuff. Read more »

Proud to be a Girl: Postcard 1 from Uganda

Proud to be a Girl: Postcard 1 from Uganda

December 11, 2015 | A classroom full of girls, Primary Four to Primary Seven, all dressed alike in sky-blue jumpers, the uniform of Atratraka Primary School, Chiro Town, a few hundred metres from the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The first of a few classes today, it would seem, and I am feeling a bit over my head. Read more »

BPFNA Board selects projects to receive Gavel Peace Fund grants for 2016

November 10, 2015 | At the October 2015 meeting, the BPFNA Board of Directors approved projects to receive Gavel Memorial World Peace Fund grants in 2016. The Gavel Fund was established by a bequest from Victor and Eileen Gavel to support peacemaking projects around the world. The Fund has been typically focused on work outside of North America, and a new Gavel Fund application process was approved in May 2015 to make it more open to partners within the continent. Read more »

I Pray With My Eyes Open

I Pray With My Eyes Open

October 26, 2015 | When I began professional ministry as a young single minister, on Sunday mornings all I needed were my keys, my wallet, and my Bible. Flash-forward six years, and I was packing a bag with diapers, wipes, bottles, a change of clothes for my baby, and an extra blouse in case I was spit up on. I never imagined that twelve years later I would live next door to the church yet still be packing a diaper bag, a lunch, and an iPad to take with me on Sunday mornings. Read more »


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