Posts by dawn

Our Frayed Edges Are Showing

By on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog |

Yesterday a shock wave rocked San Francisco with news that Mayor Ed Lee had died suddenly of a heart attack. There was no advance warning, but what happened next was humanity at its best and most beautiful. I began to see posts from people that opposed the mayor politically, filled with nothing but care and concern for his family. This seems to happen. We come...

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Comfort in a Sweater

By on Apr 14, 2017 in Blog |

As I sat and listened to the news I had been dreading, I was aware of the softness of the cozy sweater… Two and a half years ago I had the honor of speaking at “Coffee Talk”, a women’s gathering for Cornerstone Church in San Francisco. I shared from my momma heart about the trauma and tragedy that punctuates the lives of so many precious...

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The Spaces In-Between

By on Dec 14, 2016 in Blog |

Today, I sat in a funeral home, once again choking back tears because another young life was lost to street violence. As I looked around the packed house at all the young faces mourning the loss of their friend, I felt heartsick. Sitting there, I had an overwhelming desire to stand up and take them back with us to the Center so we can love them well and invest in...

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The Place Between Weeping and Wonder

By on Apr 5, 2016 in Blog |

  I find myself living in the place between weeping and wonder these days. This season of political debates and campaigns has been disheartening. The ugliness that has  been displayed and worse, applauded by many is heartbreaking. I find myself watching in open mouthed dismay. I think I was angry once, but the anger has given way to deep sadness. Watching...

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