Kay Warren: You’re Never the Same

It was a privilege meeting Kay Warren, who was in Memphis last week to speak to approximately 500 mental health professionals and community leaders about depression, grief and choosing joy in the face of overwhelming loss. I was eager to hear her message since...

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I Still Love Nancy Drew

Even as a very young child, I loved the feeling of being transported by a book. Not surprisingly, the Nancy Drew mysteries were among my favorites. I’ll never forget the day I discovered the series lined up on a shelf in the back of my third-grade classroom. The...

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A Day to Remember….

Fresh out of graduate school, I took off for London in July of 1980, at least six months before anyone knew that the wedding of the century would be taking place there the following summer. Armed with a duffel bag full of pathetically unsophisticated clothes plus a...

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Iraqis Beg Americans for Help

Originally published by Presbyterian News Service October, 2008 By Peggy Riley Thomson ALEPPO, SYRIA - Alfan Ghanim had heard that the Americans were coming and she wanted to be ready to state her case. Since fleeing Iraq nearly two years ago for Aleppo, Syria’s...

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