July 1, 2017
For Lent, a time of living a simple life, giving up something important or enjoyable, and spending 40 days in alliance with Jesus’s 40 days in the wilderness, I chose to fast from the news. […]
May 17, 2017
Every morning, words float into my email box, delivering wonder. They are sent by wordsmith.org, an online service I have subscribed to for years because I desire to expand and improve my vocabulary. Each email contains a new vocabulary word and “A Thought for Today.” With nearly 400,000 subscribers in 170 countries, I have found my tribe: Word Lovers.
January 24, 2017
The clarity, wisdom, peace, and harmony I long for have always been a result of my meditation, reading, prayer, and a belief in the goodness of people I am fortunate to know. The end of 2016, the shocking result of the presidential election, and the preponderance of the “me against you” rhetoric, pushed me back to silence, to searching for resilience, faith, and joy inside myself. But I did not feel hopeful until flying to Washington, DC to participate in the Women’s March...
November 15, 2016
This morning I hiked a hill above our home. It was so steep that my lungs began to explode with burning, short breaths. At the crest of the hill, my breathing returned to normal and I compared the tremendous effort and exertion with the energy it is going to take to maintain freedom in our […]
October 1, 2016
Daraja Education Fund/June 2016 'My Passion, My Philanthropy': Deborah Santana Carries Forward Stewardship…