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Reflections on Easter ’10

This morning, I read my post from Easter last year , and feel Easter is SUCH an important event for the world, for myself, and for my family, that I should make it an annual event to record my thoughts each year. So here are reflections for Easter ’10. This year I have been thinking…

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Um…I want the Presents

If you don’t know already, I’m partnering with One Days Wages to raise funds for women who have been raped because of the longstanding civil war in Congo. The idea behind the campaign is to celebrate my birthday by asking friends and family to donate to the cause. One night before bed, I talked to…

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Crap Happens

What kind of crap? Well, when a 9 year old girl named Chance risks everything to tell the story of how her parents were killed in front of her, her aunt gang raped by soldiers, and how one raped her. You can see her in the video here: I’ve already ranted on the problem of…

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Ah…the Problem of Pain

Tragedy has struck again. The earthquake that has instantly destroyed thousands of lives in Haiti not only shook up the world geologically, but shakes the foundations of those with solid faith. Because we have such a hard time answering the question that stares us down in the face of massive suffering: Why would God allow…

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Christians and their attacks on Christmas

I’m fascinated by all these news of Christians attacking Christmas (who would’ve thought googling Christians, Attack, Christmas, would turn out with so many results!) There’s one camp of Christians, led by orgs like Focus on the Family, who stage campaigns and rail against the secular commercial industry for taking the Christ out of Christmas. These…

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Half the Sky

I just finished the book Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. It was filled with gut wrenching stories of the suffering women endure, particularly in developing worlds. From rape victims to those sold into brothels to fistula patients, I often had to put down the book and just take a deep breath…

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What I want to be when I grow up

Don’t you just LOVE old people? I mean, the sight of an older Chinese couple strolling down Love River holding hands can just brighten one’s day. A friend posted on their FB status about being cuted out by two old men in a bookstore talking about how they could spend all day in there. And…

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Blue Sweater

Just finished the book The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz. Because we have decided to invest both finances and heart towards an organization fighting global poverty (one days wages), I’ve been trying to read up on the subject. I enjoyed this one although some parts were hard to get through. Here are some of my…

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“Mommy, I want to die.”

Quoted from my six year old daughter. With a bit of depression in our family history, I anxiously asked her why? Her answer: “because when I die, I can go to heaven!” I’m not quite sure what her ideas of heaven are, but probably some version of a Disney-like fairyland. Already at six years old,…

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