Little K and her sister are leaving. I heard this one night from Ray Man as he was sifting through my itunes, playing DJ as I cooked dinner. This weekend, he said. This weekend?! I knew it would happen eventually. Little K had told me her mom would be arriving soon from… Continue reading »
Treading carefully down a rocky, dirt path, we make our way to a house in the distance. I duck under a few clotheslines, shirts and pants gently swaying in the breeze. Chickens wander complacently through the yard, and several dogs watch lazily, acknowledging our presence with a slight tilt of their heads…
Three vans filled with Peace Corps trainees pulled into the rutted, muddy driveway. The slippery, claylike substance made a squelching sound as I stepped down onto the ground. The sign at the entrance had read, “Smokey Mountain – Field of Dreams.” An ironic statement for a place with such an unsettling past. From a distance,… Continue reading »
This is sort of a continuation of my social justice musings from the last post… I just finished a research paper on sweatshops within the garment industry and the information I found was unsettling and not as black and white as I expected it to be. I originally chose the topic because of a news… Continue reading »
I don’t know how to say it. I can’t seem to put into words everything that I’ve been experiencing and dwelling on the past few weeks. I wish I had the vocabulary of a friend of mine. He has the ability to pull out the most unique and refreshing word choices at a moments notice.… Continue reading »
Did you know that a billion people in the world lack access to clean water? And that every 15 seconds someone dies from a water related disease? My youth group is doing a service project to help raise money to build wells in developing countries. It’s called the H2O Project. For 2 weeks we are… Continue reading »
If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!
~St. Catherine of Siena