Hope Is Not Cancelled!

Hope Is Not Cancelled!

Image c/o Kerry O’Shea Gorgone In this time of quiet, social distancing, and isolation in the cocoon of my living space, I wondered what am I spinning around myself? Is it fear . . . disbelief . . .  vulnerability to the reality of our natural journey? Am I...
Explore Human Trafficking with Mariandale and LifeWay Network

Explore Human Trafficking with Mariandale and LifeWay Network

The Exploring Human Trafficking training on Thursday, May 14th at 3 pm EST begins by asking participants to define human trafficking. “Often, people think they know the definition,” says Tori Curbelo, who’s facilitating the training. Curbelo is Manager of Education,...
We Must Believe in the Goodness of Everyone

We Must Believe in the Goodness of Everyone

Cathedral Kitchen was bustling when Police Chief Scott Thomson made a promise to one of the men in the room. “In all seriousness,” Chief Thomson said pointing in the direction of the new graduate, “he is a good man. I promise you, I’m going to be one of the first...
Hope: The Dearest Freshness

Hope: The Dearest Freshness

What a surprise to see an episode recently on CBS-TV’s Sunday Morning about our 21st century versions of Victory Gardens. For those too young to remember, the idea of Victory Gardens was born as World War II approached, to urge people to grow rather than to buy food,...
Hope as Paradox

Hope as Paradox

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the Spring of hope, it was the Winter of despair…” These powerful words, although penned by...