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May 2012 Archives

A few weeks ago, I asked members of the Project Conversion Facebook page to ask questions about, well, anything. There was such a good turnout that I believe we’ll make this a weekly date. Each Monday, I’ll make a call […]

Every once in a while, I get the honor and privilege to help make a difference in someone’s life. Today is one of those days. Meet Mr. Adam Blodgett. A writer and graphic/web designer from Olympia, Washington, Blodgett is a […]

U.S. citizens recognize the last Monday of the month of May as Memorial Day. This is a time of remembrance of those brave souls who offered their lives on the altar of freedom and justice for this country (and yes, […]

A member of the Project Conversion Facebook page (affectionately called the “Congregation“) recently wrote: “It is a fact that many women are verbally and physically abused yet many religions put the man over the woman and/or make it a sin […]

The past can be a dangerous place. Often magnified by the lens of the present, mole hills indeed become mountains and insignificant creatures become history’s monsters. Like quicksand or a Chinese finger trap, our past sinks its hooks into us […]

“Is there a God? If so, what’s he/she/it like?” “What do you believe about the divine?” “Is God one essence displaying itself in many forms?“ I get these perennial questions now and then and I assume it’s because of my […]

My phone rang around 4:30 yesterday afternoon, just as I had finished washing a sink full of dishes. I looked at the caller I.D. and smiled. I tapped the “answer” button and said, “Allah’u’Abha!” It was my Baha’i Mentor from […]

The email around here since Project Conversion began in January of 2011 is an interesting place. A veritable Cracker-Jack box of emotionally laced messages, I never know what surprise will emerge each day. Sometimes people inform me that I’m heading […]

Moms are kind of a big deal, so it’s no surprise that cultures around the world celebrate the blessing of motherhood in various ways.

There are folks close to me with substance abuse problems. Painkillers, alcohol, you name it, and their addiction is a cage they both cling to and abhor. I see their lives collapsing around them as the addiction burns relationships, jobs, […]