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Seek Justice

My husband and I had the privilege of visiting the “city of brotherly love” for a national gathering on the crucial role of justice in the world. It was one … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Let Freedom Ring

On the last day of January, a month that is now regarded as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in the States, I was privileged to listen to a local leader share … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Happy 176th Michigan!

This weekend Michigan will celebrate its becoming the 26th state on the 26th of January, 1837. Last year around this time The Huffington post did an article celebrating our beloved … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Some New Specks

So for my birthday gift, I am being practical, and asking for new glasses. There is a local shop that I found a pair I loved in, but of course … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Books for a Better World

This year my husband and I had books on our Christmas list as usual, but made sure to ask our family to pretty please buy used, and even better, buy … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fresh Start & Clean Water

Taking a month to separate a bit from the digital world to focus on relationships, holiday traditions, and finishing up my Master’s degree not only proved useful, but exceedingly meaningful! … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tis the Season for Greens

This time of year roots, greens, and complex grains seem to make it to my plate more often. We throw greens in anything and everything, tacos, pasta, pizza, curries smoothies, … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Truth about Plastic

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Giving Tuesday

Today is the Tuesday after a Thursday filled with an abundant table and a heart of thankfulness, a Friday, Saturday and Monday¬†filled with deals a plenty from various stores, brick … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Layover turned Green Retreat

Last week, as I was travelling to Alabama for an unexpected funeral, I was in a constant state of motion, both in my mind, and physically, bouncing from Grand Rapids, … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 1 Comment