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Celebrating Our Essential Humanity

“You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it, and responsible for changing it.”  – Grace Lee Boggs

As we approach the end of our inaugural year, I thank all our volunteers and donors for believing in Awful Grace and our mission in redeeming and celebrating humanity. It […]

By |May 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Which Path Will You Choose To Walk?

“An individual has not started living fully until they can rise above the narrow confines of individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of humanity. Every person must decide, at some point, whether they will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life’s most persistent […]

By |February 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finding Yourself

Remember this, Little One… The Broken Truth, and life itself, will be mended only when one person meets another, someone from a different place or with a different face or different ways, and sees and hears herself. Only then will the people know that every person, every being, is important, and that the world was […]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Wealth of Poverty

“There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty  is a different kind of poverty — it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality….”

Mother Teresa

Photo used with permission.
It’s been two weeks since […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unconditionally

Last month, I celebrated life in two very different communities. I spent a couple of weeks in the Sonoma region in California with my old schoolmates. Having known each other for decades, our time together was like a homecoming. It is always life-giving to spend time with those who accept you for who you are […]

By |October 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

So You Know Where Home Is

Recently, I had the privilege of being with one of my sons on a 6-day vacation in Tokyo, Japan. Through the lens of awful grace, I found myself more attuned to the relationship in a context outside the familiar. For one, this is the most time I’ve spent with him in a one-on-one setting. A boy […]

By |October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shaping Your Destiny

I was given the privilege of addressing the student body of an institution of higher learning earlier this year. The timing was perfect as I was just launching Awful Grace and this gave me the opportunity to clarify and then articulate what Awful Grace is in a manner 13-18 year olds could hopefully grasp. The text […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Unfolding Story…

By |August 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments