“Can I ask you something?”

“Can I ask you something?”

Last week, my 6-year old daughter—who we affectionately nickname, “Sass Bucket” for the obvious reasons—bested my husband, a seasoned attorney, in an impromptu debate. And, despite his loss, my husband was brimming with pride. He engages my son in debate as well, but I noticed that losing to my daughter holds more of a special significance[…]

A badge of honor

A badge of honor

A few years ago, I had a pretty intense conversation with a Muslim leader. We were having a meal with some Muslims and Christians when he put his fork down, leaned over to me, looked me straight in the eye and said: “Why don’t you do more about the discrimination against American Muslim women?” I was[…]

VIDEO: Muslims and Christians talk about hijab

VIDEO: Muslims and Christians talk about hijab

Sondos and Michal are working on a documentary in which everyday Muslims and everyday Christians get to know each other and talk about anything they want to learn about each other. Just hit ‘play’ and the video below will start at the part where they talk about the hijab (head covering) that many Muslim women wear:

“Hospitality” – A Matter of Perspective

“Hospitality” – A Matter of Perspective

“Really?” there was a look of surprise on my friend’s face. “Yes! Whenever I come to your home you have all these awesome treats and special coffee made. I think you are super hospitable!” It’s true. Whenever I come to Sondos’s home for our scripture studies or to discuss an event we’re organizing, I feel[…]

Just say, “No”

Just say, “No”

Two weeks ago, I left Michal’s house in tears. Part two of my S.H.A.P.E. experience involved a one-on-one consultation with a S.H.A.P.E. counselor, who would review my worksheets and guide me in finding my ministry, or dedicated cause to serve God and others. Since I wasn’t a member of Michal’s church, Michal arranged for her mother—a seasoned counselor—to[…]

The MLK Day I’ll never forget

The MLK Day I’ll never forget

My heart was pounding in my chest. I slowly felt my body heating up and my mind was racing. “This is it,” I thought. This was a test. What was I going to do? Was I going to be a spectator and stay silent, letting the words of hatred, prejudice, and stereotyping wash over me?[…]

“True regret is knowing you missed your only opportunity to be simply a good friend to someone that was exactly like you.” — Shannon L. Alder

A Purpose-Driven Life

A Purpose-Driven Life

The best thing to endow one’s child with is a purpose in life to live for and strive to achieve, a purpose higher and wider than personal ambitions. There is a window of time during early childhood when children totally and unreservedly accept and keep forever parental guidance. At a later age, one is exposed[…]

How did you get into caring about Muslims?

How did you get into caring about Muslims?

I’m asked this question all the time, mostly by fellow Christians. Honestly, I don’t really have a very clear answer as to how this came about. There was not some big revelation that came to me one day when I was in prayer or worshipping God. No epiphany, no dream, no voice from heaven or[…]

How to Change the World

How to Change the World

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