LITTLE soldier with the golden helmet,

O What are you guarding on my lawn?

You with your green gun

And your yellow beard,

Why do you stand so stiff?

There is only the grass to fight!

+ Hilda Conkling


As we approach the tenth anniversary of the conflict in Afghanistan, we are going to start praying without ceasing for peace to overwhelm the world.  To that end, we need your help!  Send us your quotes, poems, photos, videos, and thoughts about bringing God's peace more fully into the world.  For more information and to submit your work, click here.

A big SALT thank you to the fantabulous Holly Wolsey Soper for submitting this gorgeous image via "a thousand words."