Sacred Connections: How Familial Relationships Teach Us to Encounter Others

Written by Tracy Kristoff //  There is a painting in our daughters’ room that reads: “A family is a circle of people who love each other. –Anonymous.” I imagine this statement reflects many families who have made a conscious choice to expand their lives through adoption. Adoption is a difficult choice for many people. It is … Continue reading Sacred Connections: How Familial Relationships Teach Us to Encounter Others

Making Art for Hope and Healing

Written by Kit Ripley // Many people think that being an artist is frightening. They are afraid to paint because they hear the accumulated voices of teachers and critics who disparaged their creative efforts until their inborn spark of creativity was smothered by negativity.  Some people think that artists are antisocial or emotionally unstable, citing … Continue reading Making Art for Hope and Healing