Category Archives: community

In Praise of Urban Public Schools


This is a reblog from The Twelve written by my daughter-in-law, Kate Kooyman My oldest son is in kindergarten this year. We send him to our neighborhood school, and we live in an urban neighborhood. But don’t let that impress you. … Continue reading

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My Review of Pastrix on Goodreads


I loved reading this book! I felt like I was sitting in a coffee shop with the author as she honestly told me me about who she is, her journey from addiction to recovery and what led her to become … Continue reading

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Community for Communion


“We all need community but we also need to realize that in this world community is to bring us to a place where we are in full communion. That is possible only with God.” — Henri Nouwen (from an interview … Continue reading

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Helping in the midst of Pain


I just read a post by Kathy Escobar entitled, “what seems to help in the midst of pain,” on the Geography of Grace blog. Kathy offers what I think are some very important and helpful ideas and insights relating to … Continue reading

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