Gather Your Team and Make a ‘Family’

“Thank you for being on my team.” Words from my friend bear witness to this friendship we’re nurturing, to the time we’ve spent catching up over tea, in prayer, studying God’s word. The times we’ve carried one another’s burdens, rejoiced over each other’s victories. “Gather your team” we’d heard the speaker say. This wise woman at the podium, in the evening of her life, had given a diverse group of women …

Remembering the “Iron Lady”

I blinked back tears, surprised at the emotion stirred by the news. Margaret Thatcher has died. Prime Minister Thatcher was at the center of my 20-something love affair with Great Britain. I visited England twice in the early 1980s, invited by my childhood pen pal to spend a week in her home in Southampton. Mrs. …