I was born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), the child of missionaries, and have lived in the United States since I was 13. Those early years continue to shape me in significant ways.
I am Dale’s wife, Dana and Derek’s mother, Nes and Katie’s mother-in-law, and Alecia, Justis, Selena and Piper’s grandma. I am also a committed Christian, active in my local church, and passionate about peace and justice. I’m retired from a career as an editor and writer, but still edit two denominational publications on a mostly volunteer basis: a quarterly 12-page newsletter on peace and social justice issues called Shalom!, and Brethren in Christ History and Life, the journal of the Brethren in Christ Historical Society.
The title of my blog, “Pieces of Peace,” is intended to communicate not only the importance of peacemaking in my world view but also the random and often piecemeal way I think about things. Not every entry is specifically or recognizably about peacemaking, although there is often a connection if you let yourself think about it carefully enough.
-Harriet Sider Bicksler