Comfort Women Memorial Peace Garden

Located behind the Fairfax County Government Center, in Fairfax, VA, is a small memorial dedicated to the women and girls forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army before, and during, World War II.  Women (some as young as fourteen) from Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Netherlands and East Timor…

Poking the “Spiritual” Bear

I have started and stopped this post, what seems like a hundred times. There is so much I want to say, but I want to keep it clear and concise. I want to share what has been so heavy on my heart, but don’t want to go into too much detail, because that would actually…

Pure Joy (when you face trials of many kinds)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds… James 1:2 Say what, now? Pure joy? Trials of many kinds?! I used to hope this was a typo. I have to admit, I used to struggle with reading that I was supposed to consider it a joy to face…