Loyalty And Trust = Love

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“Trust is a big word for me. Loyalty and trust, for me, are everything. It’s the core of what I’m about and what the people around me hopefully are about. It’s a certain thing that gives you a sense of security. It’s the biggest factor in everything I do.” “Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. […]

Looking Ahead with Lauren: How to Nurture Your Relationships

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Relationships are not always easy. We all have many different types of relationships and people in our lives. We may have parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family, significant other or spouse, friends, best friends, co-workers, etc. I’ve always had an easy time making friends and enjoy the company of lots of different types of people. I […]

The Must Have To-Do List

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Another September, another year of sending off our children to school, whether it is kindergarten or college. For me this is my 17th year, as I “send off” Colin to his 4th year of college. With the annual send off there is always a list involved — school supply list, book lists, clothing list, dorm […]

Respect Our Mother Earth

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Earth Day was a few weeks ago and we hope it was a great reminder for us about how we treat our precious Mother Earth. Think about it: we only get one Earth and one place to live and cherish. Yet, what do we do on a regular basis? Drive our gas guzzling cars that […]

The Power Of Words

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Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. -Buddha Sticks and Stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me. —childhood rhyme   I am in the midst of the days of awe…the 10 days of the Jewish New Year, […]

Gaia: Greek Goddess of Earth – Honoring Mother Earth on Mother’s Day

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Not Sure Who Your Mother is? “We’re sitting on our blessed Mother Earth from which we get our strength and determination, love and humility – all the beautiful attributes that we’ve been given. So turn to one another; love one another; respect one another; respect Mother Earth; respect the waters – because that’s life itself!” […]

Victory Over Violence: Why I Work In The Violence Against Women Field

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On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked our country and the twin towers came tumbling down. At almost that same time, a terrorist disguised as my daughter’s boyfriend/fiancé, began attacking her sense of security and our family’s towers of strength and peace came crashing down. Even after twenty years in full time ministry, numerous encounters of […]