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Find Becca's recent newsletters below. Catch up on her life, her thoughts, and news on her travels and justice collaborations.


Newsletters are sent once a month.

2023 Newsletters

November 11, 2023
Celebrating the Small Things: The Women of Thistle Farms Give Thanks
"...Sometimes healing takes a generation."

October 25, 2023
Sacred Relics: The Bethlehem Project & Family News
"...Four days before the Hamas attack on Israel, we received 150 vessels from refugee potters in Bethlehem."

September 9, 2023
Cloudy Halos: My Visit to Nepal
"...First, an incensed blessing, then a song, a dance, and shawls and aprons placed on my head and around my waist. It was beautiful and humbling, exactly as they intended."

August 12, 2023
The Eternal Sundown: My Trip to Africa
"...They are miracle workers growing love in harsh conditions as they turn dirt and water into a healing space."

June 6, 2023
Hope, Shiny Rocks & Kind Strangers
"...The sky was filtering through trees and casting wild shadows and sparkling flashes on schist rock. I was fascinated by the dance of light the rock and sun created...and so I followed."

May 25, 2023
Spreading Love: Why I Write This Newsletter
...This platform gives me a wonderful place to share my writings and life—family, poetry, crafts, and much more."

April 9, 2023
Easter 2023: The Divine Spirit of Hope
...Wildflowers are harbingers of spring. Every year, no matter how hard the winter, flowers resurrect."

March 23, 2023
Temptations, Lattes & Grace: A New Home Opens
...I want to shout from the mountaintop the world is still full of love and lovely people."

February 2, 2023
I've Heard Her Story Before: Stories of Sisterhood
...In Oaxaca, Mexico, she is a woman trying to find safety amongst the smugglers. In a Greek refugee camp, she is a survivor paying hundreds for a vest that will not float in the sea."

January 23, 2023
Dream: Instead of Resolutions & Motherhood Means Watching
..Sometimes in the middle of Nashville, when the air is thin and the nights are long, I can picture an African Sky over the Kalahari Desert."

2022 Newsletters

December 14, 2022
New Visions of Christmastide & Preaching What You Practice
...There are beautiful signs and wonders that make us proclaim the hope of peace on earth and goodwill towards men.

November 17, 2022
A Thanksgiving Walk
...Climbing a bit of hill I slow down to give thanks for all those I have loved who have died. I remember with each name a childhood memory, a story of an ancestor, and a dream of far-off lands.

October 13, 2022
Love and Life On the Road & a Family Engagement!
While sitting in silence, I felt connected to every mother in the whole wide world who tries to work hard and love her family and live in balance.

September 8, 2022
Beyond Words: Joining with Women in Ukraine
...We are in a revolution of dignity, Maryna shared.

June 26, 2022
Love Rises & Lost Earrings
...Launching new global initiatives is daunting, clumsy, expensive, and humbling, but also truly inspiring. 

May 29, 2022
Our Means of Grace
A litany written by Bishops of the Episcopal Church for the victims of mass shootings in our country.  

April 24, 2022
Take Your Shoes Off
Being barefoot is more than taking off your shoes. It is a humbling and holy act that sets you down gently on your own two feet. 

March 27, 2022
Defiant Hope
...Being barefoot is more than taking off your shoes. It is a humbling and holy act that sets you down gently on your own two feet. 

February 27, 2022
In the Face of Stress
...My hope for this newsletter is we remember that peace is possible and we are actors in our ability to be at peace.

January 30, 2022
Visions of Dandelions
...I want to wander into the weeds this year with a dandelion heart. 

2021 Newsletters

December 19, 2021
What Child is This
...This child is you when you are feeling sick and you are greeted by love's anthem, with arms that rock you on a cradle of gratitude.

November 21, 2021
I Have Been a Beggar Most of My Life
...I think its amazing to make a living asking people for money out of gratitude for the all the mercy they have known.

October 24, 2021
Let's Be Brave
...If we don't take time to breathe, and give space for grief, stress and anxiety will fill its place. 

September 26, 2021
The Joy of Nothing
...If we don't take time to breathe, and give space for grief, stress and anxiety will fill its place. 

August 15,2021
The Joy of Flight
...On the sixth day of the safari in Botswana I finally saw it.

July 11, 2021
Family Vacations & a Goldfish
...I realized sitting there that I was grieving the end of that sweet, magical time with my children.

June 20, 2021
Hallelujah Hallelujah
...To say hallelujah means we still feel the beauty of this world in the rubble and find gratitude in our greatest despair.

May 23, 2021
Honoring Some Good Men
...I am grateful there are countless men and women who are helping form communities celebrating the freedom of women.

April 18, 2021
Digging Deeper
...The truth of what it means to be human and to live together peaceably is about all of us digging deep.  

March 21, 2021
The Gifts of Wilderness
...The wilderness is hard and holy ground.  

February 21, 2021
Why I Love Remnants
...We are the remnants and we are the peacemakers, the prophets, the seekers, and the poets. 

January 24, 2021
Newsletter Introduction: Remnants
...I have been contemplating on the long nights and short days of winter about why we wish on stars.