Instilling Gratitude in Children

Children are not born grateful.

The Great Food Fight: Local vs. Global

Some people say an avocado from the farmer’s market is better for the palate, the conscience, and the planet

Where the World Meets the Street

It’s in the mundane moments that the big picture becomes visible.

Bonds Without Borders

“La Posada” is a tradition that has been celebrated in Mexico going back as far as 400 years, where people go from door to...
Family with Adopted Children

Adoption Stories: Dumb Questions About Adoption

Kids ask a lot of questions. If you don’t believe me, just talk to my little brother for five minutes.
Woman Holding Child

Adoption Stories: Adoption, Identity, and Race

Anne-Elizabeth Powell, associate professor of library science, has had to deal with a lot of assumptions over the years.
Family with Adopted Children

Adoption Stories: Surprise of Love

The moment finally arrived.
Family

Adoption Stories: The Korean Express

As I write this, it is almost Daniel’s homecoming day.
Black and White Image of Family

Adoption Stories: From Tragedy to Inspiration

They sit side-by-side, a palpable warmth between them.
Jessica's Family

Adoption Stories: Grace and Healing: Our Story of Open Adoption

Humor me, for a moment. Let’s imagine we have run into each other at, say, a PLNU Homecoming event.
Mother with Her Child

Adoption Stories: A Birth Mother’s Story

It must have been terrifying—being a 19-year-old sophomore at a conservative college in Oklahoma, a state away from family, and pregnant.

Performing Our Civic Duty in the Digital Age

I once volunteered for a presidential election campaign. Given a long list of names and phone numbers and a script, I called dozens of...