Author Archives: Marilyn

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.

Maybe the Key to Mercy

We pray, Grant us mercy, Lord. Maybe the very mercy we want pouring down on us is realized only as we answer these two questions . . . Continue reading

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“I Can’t Be in Class with Men,” she says.

IT HAPPENS EVERY AUGUST, when the refugee mothers who no longer need child care in order to attend English class (because their youngest enters Pre-K) “graduate” to classes in the main building. There, classes are tailored to specific levels – beginner, … Continue reading

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What I Brought to The Wedding

“I need some hope that some day we will have a life again.” That sentence really got me. Continue reading

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