The Eyes Have It

If our eyes could be washed by the tears of children, then perhaps we could see the Kingdom of God once again. In our adult minds we simply can’t help ourselves; we default to a mentality of “might makes right.” We encounter this egoic battle of self-will every day of our lives; it manifests from…

New TIME Op-Ed: Honor the Brave Work of Women in War Zones

On my last trip to Nuba, I met two amazing Australian women who live so big, bold, and beautiful that I told TIME about them. Today, TIME published my op-ed about Cathy and Nicole. … A few minutes later, as the second bomber plane circled, she said firmly: “Oh be damned. If it’s our time, it’s our…

Forgotten Women of War

The worst fighting in more than a year is erupting in Nuba. I usually focus my gratitude on our indigenous leaders—who are definitely the brightest and the best, and who could easily find ways and means to get out of the warzone. Still, they stay and serve. It seems the world always opens its doors to…

Bombing at Our Father’s Cleft

I’d been out of Nuba, Sudan for less than 24 hours when the bombing began, but it was three days before MWP indigenous director Ayoub could get a satellite phone call through to let me know. In this week’s Proper Chat, I gave a live update of my recent time on the ground in Nuba. Shortly…

Proper Chat Tues, March 29: The Road to Nuba

I return late Monday night from my latest journey to MWP orphanage Our Father’s Cleft in Nuba Mountains, Sudan.  I am full of many stories to share about my time there with the orphans of a seemingly endless genocidal war and the interesting new people I met while there.  Join me this coming TUESDAY MARCH 29 for the next…