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    Mercy.

    So, we prayed for sun.  We got rain. A lot of rain. By the end of a twelve hour day of crazy downpours, short bursts of drenched customers, and a small recover of a touch of sun – we had about $90 for our friends in Uganda.  There are…

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    Red.

    I unpack them with awe every time.  Almost a sense of reverence. Bright beads blend into earth tones in the palms of my white hands.  It was the precious brown hands that sent them here.  Many, many precious brown hands.  Hands I long to hold.  Tears come as I…

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    The Gift.

    I sit here, my heart aching and pounding.  Tears cloud my eyes and my chin quivers. A completely stranger spontaneously gives $300 so our friends at Nurture a Child Uganda can host a Christmas party for countless children in their community.  Yes.  A family in Northern Uganda will celebrate Christmas…

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    Miracles Happen Here.

    We’re not Jewish, but this week, we studied Hanukkah.  This holiday season we’re traveling the globe and learning about Christmas and December traditions from various cultures and religions.  It’s wonderful. It’s a cozy, rain-filled morning when we’re spinning dreidels and betting gold coin chocolates.  We learn the meaning of…

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    Dance

    She has been through unthinkable pain.  Injustice has been the theme of her short life.  She is an orphan, her parents dead.  And yet – she dances.  She writes it there on her profile: “Favorite thing to do:  dance.” It crashes into me, this feeling.  She has nothing, and…

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    Releasing a Life

    Last week, my husband chose to finish a ten year run at his job as General Manager at a large company.  The job was secure, well-payed, with full benefits and many perks.  It was a good position and he genuinely loved so many of the people he worked with. …