Tagged: hope

Love Is the Final Fight

By John M. Perkins Our country claims to “hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these...

That You May Abound in Hope

By Kristyn Komarnicki You tend to feel most hopeful when things are “going your way.”  You nail that first post-graduation job interview. You wake up to clear skies on your (April/outdoor) wedding day. Your...

The DNA of Hope

By Kristyn Komarnicki I live in a state of hopelessness. Pennsylvania is one of the few states that retain both the death penalty and a life-without-parole policy. And the death penalty is the ultimate...

In Blood

By Rachel Marie Stone I was born the same year that a strange malady called GRID first began killing gay men in New York and San Francisco. My mom received several pints of donated...

It Isn’t Morning Yet

Editor’s Note: This week, we are reposting ESA staff selections of the most memorable articles of 2017. Today’s selection was chosen by Sarah Withrow King, Deputy Director of ESA and Co-Director of CreatureKind. Sarah writes: At...

Emmanuel in Loss

By Katelyn Durst   This year began with tears dark nights where there was no teapot whistling on the stove to keep us warm.   Many of us had hopes and dreams but they...

Self Portrait as Exile

By Katelyn Durst This time my body will be the map. Each limb burning with the cities that left me breathless and   took the lights in my eyes and made them exit signs from or...