I want to pay tribute to wonderful people I have known, the wonderful country in which I live, the communities in which I have lived, the churches who have claimed me as their own, the God who sends shivers down my back when I really give him a portion of my time—well, maybe not shivers but tears flow easily in some of those most priceless times.
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So this is the week Amy Roney Barrett heads to the hot seat. There is a lot at stake. Constitution as written or Constitution as living – changing to suit cultural whims. If the Constitution means anything. it has to … Continue reading
Thousands of after Talak in a land across the waters, decisions were being made. Which child lives? Which child dies? Do I have enough income for another mouth to feed? Does it fit into my life’s goals? Will the community … Continue reading
“Will you take it and drop it in the lake?” I asked Sammy. “Yes,” he replied, “but he probably won’t last long. He’s a tropical fish.” “I know, but I’m tired of him. I’ll let nature take it’s course.” “It … Continue reading
Life was hard for Talak. The fields did not produce enough harvest; he had too many mouths to feed; he was not as strong as he used to be; he could not provide little tidbits of luxury for his wife … Continue reading
I’ve peeked through this door before, It’s a land where children dwell. I was not allowed to enter I was not born alive and well. I never learned to eat or walk Never heard my mother talk. I guess they … Continue reading
In Leviticus 20, God’s judgement is made plain for both “the man who offers his child” and “the man who looks on and does nothing.” I am a “man” (woman) who looks on. I am raising my voice against the … Continue reading
I was picking up things strewn aside after the grandchildren had left along with some shoes I had been wearing and putting them all on the walker to carry to the other room. I had picked up the doll first. … Continue reading
Claire checked the note again. Number four from bottom on right. Long hair. Her name is Chantay. Holding back tears, Claire smiled. The parents had kept the name Claire had given the two-hour-old baby with Claire’s DNA. The baby … Continue reading
Mazie Horono’s words: “I just left 60 eighth graders from a public school in Hawaii, and I told them I was coming to a rally in front of the Supreme Court, and they said, ‘Why?’” Hirono said. “I said it’s … Continue reading