Secret Threads

What if we thought of women as the secret threads of this world?  We are, after all, no further ahead of war, and are behind the notion  That hearts and minds can be won over. We are, after all,...

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On Balancing our Many Lives

Although we don’t all live in the public eye, I think we all have private and public lives, even many different lives that we show to different publics. There’s the ‘game face’ shown at work. There’s the life shared...

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3 Awesome Quotes About Living with Integrity

by Rebecca Krzmarzick   This past Saturday, Sacred Threads hosted the first part of our Speaker Series: “Living with Integrity: Balancing the Private and Public Dimensions of Our Lives.” As an intern this year with Sacred Threads, I had the...

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What Does Love Demand?

Gretchen van Dyck-Daggett, M.A.  What does "love" demand, I ask? To give, and give, and give some more? To forgive, and forgive, and forgive some more?  Who urges me to be more "compassionate"? Is this demanding love from within me, Or is it from some...

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Where is Your Chapel?

by Guest Writer“Outside, inside, I am everywhere: beyond you, within you, beside you, above you, below you, around you. There is nowhere that I am not. Be at home in me.” –Margaret Silf, One Hundred More Wisdom Stories                In...

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When You Rise, Lift Someone Up With YouPriscilla Lasmarias Kelso Their names are Alma, Estela, Maricar, Emma, Patrocinia — Spanish names given to Filipino girls long after the Philippines was a colony...

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Reflections from Thursday Night with Sr. Simone Campbell

Theologian Frederick Buechner says, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”  Sr. Simone Campbell, a Catholic nun in the order of the Sisters of Social Service, a...

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Behold, NOW is the time

Ash Wednesday comes around when winter's getting old, before there's much promise of spring. TheNew Years' resolutions are faded; the Valentines' flowers are wilted. On this drearily ordinary day, thescriptures announceBehold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is...

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No Alligators in Sight: A Girl in search of Family, Community, and Peace

My protagonist, Lettie, a girl of faith and hope, wants to find a place to call home. Don't we all? Her journey is one that we are all making, every day, to have comfort and...

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Advent’s Long Road

“I learn by going where I have to go.”        Theodore RoethkeWhen was it ever a perfect time to prepare for Advent?  The road to Bethlehem was long for Mary, looking for a place to birth her child in...

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