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.
The Columbus Crossing Borders Project was begun by Columbus area artist, Laurie Van Balen, in response to the alarming spread of anti-immigrant … [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 spring, while walking down a narrow gallery in the Musée d'Orsay, I looked into a larger room and saw a painting of two men running through the … [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.