• Therese A. Taylor-Stinson

    • Therese Taylor-Stinson is a writer, spiritual director, and an ordained deacon and ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).  A retired Fed, Therese is the founding managing member of the Spiritual Directors of Color Network, Ltd., a 501(c)(3) organization. A graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, she has been in the practice of spiritual direction and contemplative leadership for now over 17 years.  Among others, Taylor-Stinson was the solo editor for her Network’s second award-winning publication Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around:  Stories of Contemplation and Justice, and her first solo debut was with Broadleaf Books in the publishing of Walking the Way of Harriet Tubman:  Public Mystic and Freedom Fighter.  She lives her life as a contemplative and enjoys the natural world and the people and projects that are drawn to her gifts.  She and her husband, Bernard, live in Maryland.

The Prayers of Harriet Tubman

“As I lay so sick on my bed, from Christmas till March, I was always praying for poor ole master. ‘Pears like I didn’t do nothing but pray for ole master.’” There were persistent rumors that Brodess (her enslaver), who was again in debt, intended to sell off more slaves. Harriet spoke to God, she […]