Category Archives: compassion

Late Gifts are Often Perfectly Timed

MORE winter accessories for the refugees arrived a few weeks ago. One of the boxes was sent by a West Virginia teen who spread word of the need among family and friends. She received many contributions, all BRAND NEW. I … Continue reading

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The New Student is from Aleppo

THE NEW STUDENT is from Aleppo and when she tells me this, I put my hand on my heart. She nods. Some things you don’t need language for. I find she knows her alphabet and numbers already. Colors, not so … Continue reading

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From One Sunday to the Next

FROM ONE SUNDAY to the NEXT we don’t know. We don’t know what a person has gone through, the person in front of us, behind us, beside us, with two Sundays serving as bookends. We don’t know the gains, the … Continue reading

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