reaching out

On reaching out (and how one woman’s comment at Starbucks impacted me)…

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A cause I care about…

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I was so excited when Holley invited us to write about our favorite non-profit today. If you’ve been here for a while, you know how I first got involved with the issue of child trafficking. And you also know how helping at the non-profit Courage Worldwide has changed my life. The more I use my passion […] Read more…

Barbed Wire Butterflies

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I got a package not too long ago in the mail–a small, manila envelope. Not remembering if I had ordered anything, I was curious about what was inside. I opened the envelope and pulled out a securely wrapped bundle of bubble wrap. Gently, I pulled apart the wrapping. Inside was a small, brown box with […] Read more…

A Man Named Ted…

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*Post originally published in 2009 and in the book Kirtsy Takes a Bow – A Celebration of Women’s Online Favorites. There’s a man named Ted who lives in a senior home near our house. I’ve only met him once, but he’s had a place in my heart ever since. I first saw him about a […] Read more…

Just by Saying Yes (Part 2)

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(continued from yesterday…) That one yes after the concert led to another yes, and another, and another… and it’s been life-changing. And the most incredible part about the whole thing is how I’ve seen all of the experiences in my life come together for this exact time… When I was little, I used to love to write, but […] Read more…