Writing, whether for broadcast or print, has been my vocation for many years, but nowadays I see it as much more than that. Over time I’ve come to believe that writing can open doors along the path towards hope and healing.
Peggy Riley Thomson is a journalist who has reported for a variety of news organizations, including ABC News, National Public Radio and the BBC. Her work has also appeared in The Sunday Times of London, as well as in a number of other publications in the United States and Great Britain.
… And yet nothing I’ve ever done as a journalist can compare to the joy–or the heartache–I’ve experienced as a mother.
People are still asking me, more than a month after the fact, “What was it like, singing with Barry Manilow?” “It was awesome–a once in a lifetime experience,” I usually say, before proceeding to bore the person who’s just asked me about it for as long as he or she...read more
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...read more
Originally published by Presbyterian News Service By Peggy Riley Thomson SAIDNAYA, SYRIA, October 4, 2008 - A delegation of Americans representing a variety of PC (USA) churches gathered in Syria October 4-6 for an emotional, at times even tearful, encounter with...read more