Light that Changes Everything

On our first Christmas, when we moved from England to New England, I discovered some of the Christmas traditions I was used to didn’t make it across the

Turning Scripture into Powerful Personal Prayers

Lucinda Secrest McDowell is an award-winning author, my fellow co-director of reNEW – retreat for New England Writing and Speaking, and a wonderful friend. Below, Lucinda shares her

The Light That Changes Everything

Christmas lights in London are never very stunning, yet in January Londoners and the city’s visitors are going to be dazzled. Huge areas of the city will be

Traveling Life – How to Not Give In

Singapore’s air hung like a heavy blanket. The sun desperately wanted to shine; it could only manage a pale glow. Nearby, farmers on the island of Sumatra were

Finding beauty in your ugly circumstances

I woke up the other morning to whack, whack, whack, whack. It went on and on and on, like a thumping headache. Enough to give me one. It was