Serving Girls One Sportswear Item at a Time

By Kristen Johnson Yema, a company specializing in activewear for women, was founded by Yema Khalif who grew up in the biggest slum in Africa. After spending his childhood in Kibera Slum in Kenya, he was able to study in the United States with a Road to Freedom Scholarship. After graduation, Mr. Khalif and a… Continue reading Serving Girls One Sportswear Item at a Time

Good Friday Reflection and the Call to Serve

By Kristen Johnson Today is Good Friday, the day we honor and remember the day that Jesus was crucified. It’s a time of sadness and remembrance, but also a time of great joy because we all know the end to the story. But, there are many reasons for sadness today, mostly because it’s also a… Continue reading Good Friday Reflection and the Call to Serve

From Fat to Finish Line

By Kristen Johnson Taking care of ourselves, taking care of our bodies, eating right, exercising – all things we know we should be doing, but it seems so out of reach at times. It’s not easy to get motivated all the time. It is easier to sit on the couch with a carton of ice… Continue reading From Fat to Finish Line

Urban Decay, Unemployment, and the Great American Tale of Greed

By Kristen Johnson Urban decay, poverty, joblessness, homelessness, unions, access to healthcare and public transportation – all are covered in the moving and visually stunning documentary, Detropia. In a sort of Roger & Me update, it details the current bleak situation in the once great city of Detroit. I was blessed to view the documentary Roger & Me during college… Continue reading Urban Decay, Unemployment, and the Great American Tale of Greed

Femmevangelical

By Kristen Johnson Finally – a book for women of faith. Perhaps you were taught that women were to be a man’s “helpmate” as the best role. Perhaps you were taught that though women are valuable in the Church, they aren’t valuable enough to be ministers over men. Perhaps you felt angry or confused by these and other… Continue reading Femmevangelical

Fracking’s Broken Promises

By Kristen Johnson Big oil, fracking, natural gas, renewables – it’s all over the news and more so now than ever with reports of the big boom in “energy independence” in the U.S. It’s hard to make heads or tails of it, particularly when we try to sort fact from fiction, and falsehoods from exaggerations. Richard Heinberg’s book, Snake… Continue reading Fracking’s Broken Promises