Mary van Balen is an 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.
Perhaps today's ruling upholding state bans on same sex marriage will propel the case to the Supreme Court making a federal law on the issue. If so, … [Read More...]
This is good news. Tamara Lusardi, an employee of the Department of the Army won her case charging her employee with discrimination based on her … [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.”
The story Fr. Denis told during the homily today was simple but profound. Maybe you've heard it: A soldier was forced to eject from his plane during … [Read More...]
Mary is currently working on her latest book “Julia All Along: A Mother’s Journey with her Transsexual Daughter," a real, sometimes painful, always loving memoir of her experiences as the parent of a transgender child.