Entries by HFI Admin

Start with Connection

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”  – Brené Brown, Author and Researcher So often, when we approach getting to know our Muslim neighbors, co-workers and class mates, […]

The Mind of Peace

The Mind of Peace   by Tass Saada   In today’s seething caldron of attacks and counterattacks, we can drive ourselves crazy trying to understand what motivates the mind of a terrorist. But sooner or later, we need to take a deep breath and raise a contrasting question: What motivates a mind of peace? What […]

It All Started with a Broken Family and a Promise

Once Upon A Time… We often make a mistake when reading the account of Abraham and his family in the book of Genesis. When we read the story, we see Abraham and Sarah, Abraham and Hagar, Sarah and Hagar or Isaac and Ishmael. Actually, it’s probably more accurate to say, we see Abraham vs. Sarah, […]

What Makes a Terrorist?

What Makes a Terrorist?  by Tass Saada   The craziest, most psychotic people in the world consider themselves to be entirely rational and logical. Inside their fevered brains, things make perfect sense. Their reasons are felt to be entirely valid. The rest of society may not “get it,” but they are quite sure they are […]

Night of Power

Night of Power The room is darkened, only lit by the warm glow of candlelight. There are soft, rich rugs, and large comfortable pillows scattered about. And all around the room, people, with eyes closed, simply praying. It’s Laylat al Qadr, known as the Night of Decree, or Night of Power. It’s the 27th day […]

Terrorism’s Top Ten, excerpt from The Mind of Terror

Terrorism’s Top Ten by Tass Saada   Across the Western media, ISIS (Islamic State) captures the big headlines on most days. But it is far from being the only player on the terrorist field. To get a fuller picture, check this list drawn from Forbes magazine’s “The World’s 10 Richest Terrorist Organizations”—money being a key […]

We Are The Persecuted Church

I Corinthians 12  “For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body . . . There are many parts, but one body . . . If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” We often think of the persecuted church as […]

13.1 Miles for a Great Cause

Meet Ian.   On March 22, 2015 he started a GoFundMe site to raise $3,500 for LHP, in a half marathon he was running on March 29, 2015. That meant only seven days for this fundraiser to take place. His congregation had generously agreed to match the donations dollar for dollar, and so with only a week to […]