November 24, 2019

The turkey is being made up into sandwiches. Remaining desserts are waiting on the buffet to be consumed with a nice cup of coffee or tea. Your Black Friday list waits on the counter. You want to score some awesome deals for your holiday shopping. But something is miss...

October 24, 2019

If you had told me when I began my career that after thirty three years I would still be on a huge learning curve, I am not sure I would have begun! At some point you think, doesn’t all of this just become second nature? The truth is our world changes quickly. With tho...

September 16, 2019

Christen and I very much appreciate the work of the annual conference, Nevertheless She Preached. When we began talking to them about being a vendor at their event for the first time last year, they suggested the creation of some stoles for women clergy. We had just de...

August 5, 2019

I have known Jackie Robinson since before she married Jack. Butch and I had just moved to Fort Worth, Texas to continue our graduate education. Jack and Jackie were engaged when Butch and I joined the church they attended. 

(Jackie and me at my baby shower when I was pr...

June 22, 2019

We were delivering food baskets to refugees. A volunteer called us. They had met a newly arrived family from Pakistan. The man told them he was a tailor. That is how we met Munir.

Since that time Munir has worked on a contract basis for Threads by Nomad. He is a skilled...

April 29, 2019

We had not been in Africa very long. We wanted to get to know the members of our team. To this end, we began inviting an employee and his or her family over for dinner, one by one. 

It was our first dinner. It was set for 6 p.m. Six came and went. Seven came and we...

March 6, 2019

I have gone pretty much non stop from the very moment my week began yesterday. I am tired, but I am deeply satisfied and joyful as I reflect on my days. At first I didn’t really know why. It seemed an ordinary couple of days. Then as I FaceTimed with my son and grandso...

January 19, 2019

This. This makes me so very nostalgic. What memories this article evokes. Please take the time to read it. It speaks of Senegalese culture and history that had a global impact.

We moved to Dakar Senegal in 1987 when Christen was just over a year old. Before we left...

November 13, 2018

I am part of a women’s networking group, Women Helping Women 2 Network. In the beginning, a group like this was way out of my comfort zone. I did not see myself as having anything to contribute; I had experience in neither business nor sales. These women were way out o...

September 18, 2018

When my husband and I entered a career in ministry thirty-two years ago, there was never a question that it would be both of us. We have worked in partnership with one another and were ordained together. Most of our work has been overseas so it was not until we returne...

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