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Jerusalem Old City Easter Series

Jerusalem Old City Easter Series

Peace Comes at a Price Here's my pic from the alleged Garden of Gethsemane. True, the olive trees in this garden are hundreds of years old. True, they are at the base of the Mount of Olives. And historically true, Jesus spent some of his last hours within a kilometre...

Everyday People Doing Something About Human Trafficking And Refugees

Everyday People Doing Something About Human Trafficking And Refugees

Can an everyday person make a difference for refugees? Yep. They can! Just as I've seen it happen time and time again with everyday people doing something about human trafficking, I am happy to say everyday people can also help refugees. Last year I was thinking about...

Is Your Welcome Backwards?

Is Your Welcome Backwards?

It took me awhile before I realized the "Welcome" sign was backwards. Sometimes in our lives we have it backwards too. We find ourselves welcoming ourselves. Welcoming ourselves feels silly when there are others looking for this sign hanging on their doors (or...

Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homeschooling

Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homeschooling

If you’ve been schooling at home this Spring or considering homeschool for next year because of COVID-19, I am excited for you. And a little scared. As Dickens says, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” One thing for sure is that you have a lot of...

Art of Advocacy: When It is Time To Cocoon

Art of Advocacy: When It is Time To Cocoon

I've been writing a lot recently to process what has been going on in the United States. Not only have we been dealing with COVID-19, unemployment and politics, but also something dear to my heart, racism. In my lifetime, the issue of racism has never been brought...

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Identity Crisis #3467 – My Messy Beautiful

The other day, my daughter was excitedly expressing her admiration of the teachers and helpers at her school. I usually resist the temptation to to ask my kids what they want to be when they grow up because at some point in my...

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10 Ethical Fair Trade Gifts Under $10

Ever have a hard time finding cheap ethically made, sustainable and socially good gifts to give? Check out these 10 ethical fair trade gifts under $10!

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How To Not Be a Bad Advocate for Social Change

Occasionally, the best way to learn how to do something well is by learning what not to do. I empower people to be good advocates for social change, but these days I am seeing a lot of bad activism. Here are things not to say if you want your advocacy and activism to be better-received.

How To Not Be a Bad Advocate for Social Change

Occasionally, the best way to learn how to do something well is by learning what not to do. I empower people to be good advocates for social change, but these days I am seeing a lot of bad activism. Here are things not to say if you want your advocacy and activism to be better-received.

How I’ve Been Getting Over Jealousy and Insecurity

One thing that I’ve always really struggled with is a tendency to be jealous and insecure. But recently I’ve been getting over jealousy and insecurity. Let me tell you how. The Opposite of Confidence Remember that...

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