Currents July 2021

I recently went on a rafting trip with youth from my church. When all of the planning and preparation for the trip was happening, I never thought to ask about the boats we would be in. I had been rafting before. I knew what whitewater rafts were like. I had had other water and river…

Choose to Change

Occasionally we run across something on social media that captures the very essence and application of our monthly tenet. You might call it media magic. Here is such a post from Brie Howell Roeller, used with her permission.  Next time you find yourself complaining about your life, stop & ask, “What can I do to…

Clean Your Glasses

If you’re always the first to see the dirt, perhaps you ought to clean your glasses. – Abigail Van Buren. This quote on a newspaper clipping from the popular Dear Abby column was one my mom had saved. It resonated with me. Since we’re talking about making choices this month, may I suggest we work…

A Mother Heart: Voices From CSW – Caroline Hoglund, Women of Sweden and Haro, Part 1

When everyone around you is telling you that your children will be better off with someone else, when your community and your culture and your government encourage and even incentivize mothers to leave their children as early as possible, when the picture of what a family and what mothering is has become something up for…

A Thousand Points of Light: Voices from CSW – Betty Abah, CEE-HOPE

Imagine a neighborhood floating on water, where roads look like rivers, and where children play on vast bridges and verandas and rafts. Imagine a community where you take a boat to school, where you rely on water for employment, for transportation, for nourishment and sustenance. Makoko is a fishing village floating on the vast Lagos…