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Donald Trump, the President of the United States, is at it again. He is desecrating the highest office in the land with a televangelist style of mistruth and over reaching narcissism. Note: Ethiopia is close to home for us. In his latest rally in Ohio, Trump flexes to...

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Thistle Farms; {A Women’s Empowerment Program You Should Know}

Thistle Farms; {A Women’s Empowerment Program You Should Know}

   So often we travel for pleasure. We take a break from routine and we bask in new spaces of adventure, food and relaxation. I love a good break from the everyday grind but travel typically feels complete when I can explore a project or an organization which...

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Sponsorship {A Bridge to Change}

Sponsorship {A Bridge to Change}

These little hands outstretched are the perfect metaphor for our time spent at the Chapa Carepoint in Ethiopia. There is so much connection when we visit the children we have all mentored and nurtured from afar via sponsorship.  We are grateful for your continued...

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Border Visit: Part Two {Ways to Help}

Border Visit: Part Two {Ways to Help}

Six weeks ago we visited the border in El Paso, Texas, desperate to listen and learn and mindful that many citizens of El Paso were creating a network of welcome to support the increase in numbers of people seeking refuge. It was remarkable and humbling to be part of...

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The Best Yes {from adoption to Begin With One}

The Best Yes {from adoption to Begin With One}

Resurrected this old post from nearly four years ago... It began with a nudging born out of fertility challenge and loss. When I finally spoke of adoption it was as if a light was turned on, a wild fluorescent glow that could not be dimmed.  My husband reacted with an...

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Perimenopause: A discussion with teenage boys…

Perimenopause: A discussion with teenage boys…

  There's that moment when you realize you are having an awkward conversation with your teenage sons that will likely  benefit their future wives and children. That thought ocurred to me as I typed this in a group text to my teenage sons: "Throughout the last few...

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Voices Up {we all can help}

Voices Up {we all can help}

Never be afraid to use your voice to speak up on behalf of another. When we speak up for others we chip away at injustice, and hardship, bringing empathy and light to the forefront and the world. Following the recent news of the children held in deplorable conditions...

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A Border Visit: Part One

A Border Visit: Part One

Curiosity lead us to the border where El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico meet. Sometimes we must silence our predetermined stance in order to experience the narrative firsthand. Curiosity allows us to fully enter in. Entering in generates personal connection and its...

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Chapa Women

Chapa Women

To many, waiting is wasting. To God, waiting is working.  I love this quote by Louie Giglio.  Sometimes the hardest lesson in championing people in hard places is realizing that we must act and then get out of the way and wait. Two and a half years ago I was fortunate...

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