Tag Archives: orphans

Coming Clean #3: Rinse Cycle

This topic hits a little closer to home. It may seem insensitive to just throw this out onto the internet, but this little “event” was so thoroughly publicized here in Guyana, that it doesn’t make a difference that I talk … Continue reading

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“The boys desperately need someone who will listen to them.”

Here’s a journal entry from a few weeks back that never saw the light of day. It’s still completely relevant as school wraps up these next few days: “The boys desperately need someone who will listen to them.” With just … Continue reading

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Trains That Just Aren’t Coming

  Brené Brown speaks beautifully about the idea of vulnerability. She did a Ted Talk about her many years of research she has done on the subject. I recommend looking for it on Youtube, it is well worth watching. I … Continue reading

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Carry Me

When I found out that I would have three weeks for Christmas vacation, my first thought wasn’t joy, it was how am I going to fill the days? I decided that I would revisit my heart’s desire from when I … Continue reading

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Strength in Sorry

What is the matter with us, us human beings? Why do we not practice forgiveness, teach forgiveness, give forgiveness, accept forgiveness, ask for forgiveness on a daily basis? Gabby Bernstein calls it “the F word,” I assume to give it … Continue reading

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Poem: Bedlam

Bedlam This place is chaos. Bedlam. There is no cleaning up the disorder. Bedlam. The anarchy runs through the gutters. Bedlam. Disarray defines the souls and streets. Bedlam. Turmoil lives in the hearts, in the being. Bedlam. The mayhem ricochets … Continue reading

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Love Me Yet?

Are you going to love me right away or is it going to take a while? Last year, in the midst of a whirlwind year living in the Midwest, my roommate read a one-page passage to me from a book … Continue reading

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