10 Years After the Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

Today, January 12, 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the big earthquake, the “goudougoudou” in Haiti. To mark this important day  the Modern Day Church Lady is proud to reissue the…

How to Be, Not Do, in Fascinating El Salvador

I woke early to the singular sweet clarion call of a tropical bird. Soon the morning doves filled in with their baseline organ drones and countless high-pitched chirps filled in…

A Terrific Way To Welcome Immigrants Video

Are you frustrated with the current administration’s efforts to make immigrants feel afraid and unwanted?  Do you wish there was a way to assert the traditional American value of welcoming…

How to Promote Strong Muslim Christian Relationships

A Three-Part Video Series: Part One With the arrival of another major holiday—this time, Eid al-Fitr, the feast that breaks the Ramadan fast—I feel uneasy. Gatherings for major religious holidays…

How to Make a Delicious African Peanut Stew

I was resting in my bunk when the enticing aroma of African Peanut Stew compelled me to the kitchen of the Methodist Guest House in Bo, Sierra Leone. Who can…

The War Time Trauma of a Lost Limb

An eerie photo essay of artificial limbs created during the Afghan war brought back memories of the artificial limbs I saw in Sierra Leone. The “How Afghans Have Adapted to…

How to Make Delicious Guatemalan Chicken Pepian

The Modern Church Lady relives her travels to Guatemala by recreating a delicious Chicken Pepian dish.  Along with remembering all the inspiring people I met on a recent pilgrimage to…