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November 12, 2019

Internationals and in particular refugees often need help when they first arrive. Help is rendered for a while and then we may not ever hear from them again. There are a variety of reasons. Many move to the suburbs or even out of state. They become deeply involved in the day to day work of making a life here. Of course we don’t always know how they adjust or the impact we might have had on them as...

October 24, 2019

If you had told me when I began my career that after thirty three years I would still be on a huge learning curve, I am not sure I would have begun! At some point you think, doesn’t all of this just become second nature? The truth is our world changes quickly. With those advances come new ways of meeting the needs of others, addressing issues of our culture, and seeking justice. As I first began le...

August 13, 2019

I write this as I finish up my last plate of enchiladas de mole in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico. Over the next two days, I will travel back to Alexandria, Virginia, and tomorrow afternoon I will get to snuggle my dogs and hug my husband. (Realistically, in that order.) I am nonetheless grateful for the lengthy travel alone because it will give me time to process my trip and everything I learned. 

This b...

July 25, 2019

I have put off writing this post for over a week now. Even as I write I try to find excuses to avoid putting into words what we experienced on our recent trip to the border.

A pastor and his family overwhelmed with people arriving at his home. Fifty to ninety people a day come looking for shelter, a meal, a bus ticket, a shower, etc.

A church filled with the heat of summer providing shelter during th...

July 7, 2019

Geez, was it really 45 years ago, Kay? You brought me along to your house? It most likely was for our lunch break from school. What must your parents have thought as their preacher’s kid showed up with this girl who was just a tad on the shall we say “impulsive, high strung, energetic” side of things. Of course I can’t really know what they thought, but I know this. Your dad never blinked an eye. O...

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