The Nation’s Deadliest Fire in a Century

Dear Friends, The Camp Fire that burned up the beautiful town of Paradise (population 27,000) near Chico (about 80 miles southeast of Redding) now ranks as the deadliest fire that the United States of America has suffered in a century. To give you some perspective, the second worst fire in California history killed 29 people … Continue reading The Nation’s Deadliest Fire in a Century

Paradise Lost: New Worst Fire Ever in CA Still Burning

Dear Friends, Until now, I have been too numb, too shocked, to write about the Camp Fire, the most devastating fire that California has ever seen. On Thursday November 8, 2018, this speed-fire -- within eight hours--engulfed, gulped down, and swallowed whole the 27,000 population, beautiful town called Paradise, which lies about 90 miles away from … Continue reading Paradise Lost: New Worst Fire Ever in CA Still Burning

Part 1: Is it Masculine for a Woman to Be Like Jesus?

In the twentieth century, one of my favorite writers, Dorothy Sayers, wrote a now-famous little treatise titled, "Are Women Human?"  Today I'd like to ask a more twenty-first century question: Is it masculine for a woman to be like Jesus? When recently my husband attended a men's event at church, he came home with an … Continue reading Part 1: Is it Masculine for a Woman to Be Like Jesus?

Pretend Like You’re On the Jury: What Do You Decide?

If you haven't had a chance yet to listen to the Hope Podcast #5 in which I recount the gist of what happened to me at Simpson University, then I invite you to take time for that.   You should also read my post, Otherwise, this post might not make sense. Okay, here's the scenario.  Simpson's 3-tiered … Continue reading Pretend Like You’re On the Jury: What Do You Decide?

What Happened To Me At Simpson: Listen to Hope Podcast #5

Friends, This is God's timing.  Just this morning, a podcast telling my story was released. After you hear Lina Abujamra's Hope Podcast Episode 5, you may wonder where things in the Simpson saga stand right now, today. So let me try to explain.  Soon after I filed a lawsuit against Simpson University in October 2012, … Continue reading What Happened To Me At Simpson: Listen to Hope Podcast #5

Third District Court in California Holds Religious Organizations Accountable For Employment Contracts, But Not …

Dear Friends, In this post-Christian, post- Hosanna-Tabor society a very important question emerges:  Where does religious freedom begin and end for religious organizations and their employees?  Do employees who work for ministries have any civil rights?  Do their employment contracts count?  Can they blatantly be lied about on corporate microphones?  Can employees be discriminated against … Continue reading Third District Court in California Holds Religious Organizations Accountable For Employment Contracts, But Not …

How Could Anybody Sue A Christian School?

Not all lawsuits are the same.  Some are potshot attacks hurled by activists who plot against practicing Christians such as Jack Phillips who was minding his own business as a baker but found himself being targeted by the Colorado government on account of his integrity as a Christ follower.  By contrast, other lawsuits are desperate … Continue reading How Could Anybody Sue A Christian School?

Are Employment Contracts Real Contracts in Christian Organizations?

Let's go back to in time so you can see historically how things have evolved and why I believe that Simpson University's unaccountable board should be of great concern to every Christian. Simpson's broken board is embroiled in a lawsuit, and since I happen to be the plaintiff doing the suing, I have lots of … Continue reading Are Employment Contracts Real Contracts in Christian Organizations?

I-5 closed again, but Fire is 24% Contained

Current Situation (as of 9/13, 6 p.m.):  59,915 Acres 24% Contained 3,264 Personnel 17 Structures Destroyed 9/13 Evening Summary: Today, firefighters had success in constructing fireline directly along the fire's perimeter along the northern, western, and southern edges of the fire. Aircraft assisted with fire activity on the west side of Interstate 5. The fire passed … Continue reading I-5 closed again, but Fire is 24% Contained

Is It Biblical To Go Public and Expose the Simpson Board?

Years ago in my MBA program when I took a Business Ethics course and wrote my term paper on the subject of whistleblowers, I learned that all whistleblowers, without exception, are harshly critiqued on account of the method they use to publicize their whistleblowing message.  Whether the method of communication is a subdued internal message … Continue reading Is It Biblical To Go Public and Expose the Simpson Board?

Does Anybody Care About Simpson University’s Integrity?

Well, folks, I think it’s time for me to go public with regard to my experience with the deep dysfunction in the Simpson University board.  Like the Willow Creek board, the Simpson board is subject only to itself and is therefore unaccountable for independent actions it takes. Granted, Simpson University is affiliated with the Christian … Continue reading It’s Time To Tell My Story — Page 1