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We live in a world where all of us can make a difference. And, that doesn’t mean you have to travel halfway across the world to do so. Through these posts, I hope to share ways in which you can make a difference — whether it be in the community where you live or somewhere on the other side of the world. Here, I also share my reflections on current events going on around us.


    A Compassionate Conservative Votes

    For months, I’ve been thinking of what I to say about this election.  As the campaign season has gone on (and on), and the rhetoric has become more and more divisive, I’ve retreated…away from the politics and the vitriol seen in the U.S. to focus on my work overseas…on some form of action I can take to make the world a bit better when it seems that all people want to do is fight and bicker. As dawn breaks on…

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    FAQ — Volunteering on Lesvos

    As you may know, earlier this winter, I spent 10 days in Greece volunteering on the island of Lesvos with Lighthouse Relief, assisting asylum seekers who were arriving via boat from…

  • In the Women's Tent

    The Women’s Tent

    “Breathe,” I thought to myself as I crouched to the ground for the umpteenth time to frantically dig through the children’s shoe bins to find a pair of boots to put…

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    Greeting Boats on Lesvos

    I didn’t anticipate it would be so dramatic. I thought that the moving music, fancy camera angles, and voiceovers made the arrivals of people on boats from Turkey to Greece seem…

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    Christmas from Lesvos

    The Christmas story is one that we know well.  Mary, a young, pregnant woman, and her fiance Joseph travel a long distance to take part in a census.  When they arrive…