A New Bottom Line

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Prayers for Peace

Prayers for Peace Book

Prayers for Peace by Robyn Short, Available on Amazon Peace is possible. In fact, if we are to survive as a human species on this planet, peace is inevitable. A friend once said, “It always gets complicated before it gets simple.” The state of our human existence confirms this truth. We have complicated this humanREAD MORE

The True Meaning of Christmas

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. —Isaiah 6:9 I recently commented to a friend that I have become immune to Christmas. ItREAD MORE

An Open Letter to Police Officers

You are in your position to protect and to serve, and yet many people in the public feel as though you are at war with us. Many of us feel you are protecting and serving your fellow brothers within the police department and not your fellow brothers in the street. That statement is not aREAD MORE

What Ferguson Can Teach Us About Love

I am a student of A Course in Miracles. The introduction to the course explains that its aim is to remove “the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence.” The introduction continues with: “The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite. The course can therefore be summed up veryREAD MORE

Africa Safari

I Have a Home in Africa

My favorite movie of all time is Out of Africa. Not because of the beautiful landscape, although it is breathtaking. Not because of the intense clash of Karen Blixen’s aristocratic way of life with the grit required to survive the rough African terrain, although the beauty and absurdity of it is equally magnificent. But becauseREAD MORE

Rwandan Child

God Lives in Rwanda

  In September, I traveled to Rwanda to facilitate peace-building training for security forces in Kigali, the nation’s capital, and to facilitate servant leadership training for our host, the nonprofit organization African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM). The trip was coordinated by ALARM through Southern Methodist University and included students from the Conflict Management andREAD MORE