I am a mother by choice, a pastor by call, a writer by the grace of God, a lover of nearly all. I am fueled by music, except when I insist on silence. I can find the goodness in anyone. I am broken and I know that we recognize one another by our specific limps, be they obvious or deeply hidden. I have more friends than I deserve, a big fat french family I adore, and a tiny apartment that gives me shelter from the storm. Though a Christian pastor, the most significant experience I've ever had of God was in a chapel in Children's Hospital which named all the great world religions by name and symbol and in which a miracle began. I believe the key to world peace is our willingness to understand one another and take the risks required to do that. My sons are some of God's finest work. And I thank God for every single day of this bizarre thing we know as life.