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

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


Locked Out of the American Dream

“There are enormous victories that are being achieved precisely because the people whom we have written off and viewed as disposable are reclaiming their voice, standing up, speaking out, organizing even as they struggle to survive.” Watch Michelle Alexander and Bill Moyer’s conversation on Moyers & Company and learn important information from her book TheREAD MORE

Civil Dispobedience

The Problem is Civil Obedience

by Howard Zinn, 1970, from the Zinn Reader, Seven Stories Press I start from the supposition that the world is topsy-turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail and the wrong people are out of jail, that the wrong people are in power and the wrong people are out of power,READ MORE

Peaceful Planet

Creating a Peaceful Planet

Part of creating a peaceful planet is good stewardship of our planet. The follow tips are easy things we can all do to assist in creating a more peace-filled planet. 8 Easy Eco-Living Tips Join an online group that has a green purpose. For those of us with limited time, you can even join anREAD MORE