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.
This evening I joined a gathering of people at Trinity Episcopal Church for a prayer vigil of remembrance and solidarity following the violence in … [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.”
I fell in love with a coffee mug. Let me explain. It happened on Friday morning at work. I came in as usual, put my lunch in the refrigerator, walked … [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.