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    And For This Fall

    April 16, 2018

    Last year I told you all we were putting Bella in school, for the first time. She turned 8 that fall, was heading into second grade, and I really felt that she needed a different change of pace for that year. We’ve loved the school she’s at. It’s a private one that also offers a…

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  • Death Becomes Her

    April 9, 2018

    Last week I sat on my therapist’s couch, trying to explain how I felt lately. “It’s almost as if,” I paused thinking of how to word it. How did I feel? I raised my hands up to my throat without even knowing it. “As if I’m suffocating. It feels like death is everywhere I look,…

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    A #MeToo Movement in South Sudan

    March 26, 2018

    Recently an article was published in Christianity Today detailing how World Vision was part of bringing 250 South Sudanese child soldiers home “after years of being forced to serve as soldiers and domestic workers during their country’s civil war.” While reading, I noticed they mentioned children coming back who had “experienced sexual or gender-based violence”…

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  • I Did It

    March 16, 2018

    A little over three years ago, I told all of you I was going back to school. That my trip to Zimbabwe had changed my life, and my look on education and I wanted to do something with that. I switched my nearly completed teaching major to one that focused on psychology and religion, and…

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