Book Critique: Lauren Winner’s Mudhouse Sabbath

Mudhouse Sabbath is written in a style hat is slightly more formal but still personal. What I appreciate about her technique is that she chooses topics for each chapter and uses different events, books, and experiences in her life to discuss the particular theme of each chapter, how her life was affected, and how she translated […]

Storify: The Debate on Marriage Equality

The Supreme Court arguments heard today on Marriage Equality (or Gay Marriage) is a topic of hot discussion. Everyone has an opinion whether they choose to share it or not. It is a difficult position to be at odds with popular belief and to hold strong to ones convictions and beliefs. Below is a Storify […]

Social Media, Story Telling, and Joseph Kony

Infamy. It’s a powerful thing. Blend that with social media and you have one of the most influential and powerful tools in the world today. The video produced by the non-profit Invisible Children, Inc. has, on the span of three days, gone viral on YouTube with more than 27 million views. It is a 30 […]

The V that I am – Vibrant

I am a child of God, I am a dreamer, I am a lover of  life, love, and laughter and I am a woman. As such, I believe that women can do anything! And they can be empowered by other women. I know that we must find a way to see past our social, racial, […]

Dream Big and Dream Often

Dreams really do come true. But they don’t just happen. Dreams are a lot of work and a lot of hard work, make no mistake about that. However, when you dream, dream big and dream often. And whatever you do, never give up! Many of you know, and many more may not, that when I […]

Hosanna Home: a Rescue to Many

[singlepic id=1 w=320 h=240 float=right]Photo by Dan, freedigitalphotos.net Watch a video about Hosanna Home and Esther’s Closet Gloria was a liar and a thief. Her four girls wanted nothing to do with her. She stole from her family and was spending her money on drugs and alcohol. She didn’t even have money for food. Her […]

River of Tears

Once upon a time life was full of promise and sweetness and nothing seemed to hinder the possibility of it all. And then the reality of life outside of a  fairy tale set in and wounds began to appear. Nothing seemed to quench the anguish I felt and no remedy could heal the mortal wounds […]

Mapping a Story

Women in transition come to Hosanna Home with little to nothing.  Before addressing emotional, mental, or spiritual needs, they must first address the physical need.  The Bible teaches that through our faith we will act and through our actions our faith will be known (James 2:14-17).  The women’s basic physiological needs (i.e. food, clothing, and […]