Mary van Balen is the author
living in Columbus OH.
She writes about widening our circles of awareness and inclusion through compassionate encounter with one another and with the Sacred.
Widening Our Circles is a series of blog posts on expanding our horizons by embracing human diversity.
A few days ago, Jenny Boylan wrote a great editorial in the New York Times about white privilege. It’s easy to miss it, if you’re white that is. … [Read More...]
This is good news for the transgender community. President Obama had become increasingly supportive of LGBT people and the struggle for equal rights … [Read More...]
Mary, a spiritual director, holds a MA in Theology, and has been writing on spirituality and faith for 30 years. You’ll find posts on these topics under the heading “The Scallop.”
Last week, I had an early morning endodontist appointment. Since it was my first visit, I used Google Maps on my Android and arrived on time. A little … [Read More...]
Mary van Balen is the author of four books, numerous articles, and writes the long running column, "Grace in the Moment," which reflects on meeting the Sacred in everyday living.