Heroic Hope

Heroic Hope

When I think of the word “Hope” I am reminded of the season in my life many years ago in which I felt hopeless, full of wandering, and struggling to find what I needed. It was during that time in the desert that I discovered faith and embarked on a new path toward...
Speak Out. Be Aware.

Speak Out. Be Aware.

After working as a social worker in the fields of mental health and child welfare for 20 years, and most recently with Hagar Cambodia, I recognize that a staggering number of individuals in the USA and globally suffer violence at the hands of their intimate partners....
We Have to do Our Part

We Have to do Our Part

Two weeks ago I was startled awake from a nightmare in which I had been in a room where adults were buying dozens of children like they were every day commodities. Many races, nationalities and ethnicities were represented among the traffickers and those being...
Hagar’s Birthday Reflections

Hagar’s Birthday Reflections

In the next month Hagar will celebrate our 24th birthday, a remarkable feat in the world of international development. I am proud to have celebrated the past 4 of those with Hagar, both in Cambodia and in the USA. You may be asking “What has sustained the organization...

The Pursuit of Social Justice

During a 2-hour site seeing break from meetings in DC a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the FDR Memorial by happenstance as I journeyed between the Jefferson and MLK Jr. Memorials. While there, I was struck by several FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt quotes, but one in...