Monday, September 24, 2012

A Moment of Grace

In September of 2005, my family and I were in the middle of culture shock in adjusting to life in the People's Republic of China. We had been in China about 12 weeks. Long enough to really miss some of what we were used to from home, and not long enough to really know our way around or to have adapted to the new way of doing things. Among other things, we were longing for food that tasted and was prepared a bit more like what we had been used to in our home country.  Something like a hamburger would do just fine.

To read more about one of our cross cultural experiences in China, click here ...

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Prayer for Peace

Photo courtesy Carol Highsmith and the Library of Congress

At noon on September 11, please join me in the following prayer: 


Lead me from death to life,

from falsehood to truth;

lead me from despair to hope,

from fear to trust;

lead me from hate to love,

from war to peace.

Let peace fill our heart,

our world, our universe.

A history of this prayer is found on the web site of the Rev. Bosco Peters