Browsing Archive: September, 2012

Hobbit House

Posted by kristin on Tuesday, September 25, 2012,

This past weekend the Board of Directors, some Advisory Board members and I journeyed to the mecca of Mount Bethel, PA, for our 2nd annual retreat. All of a sudden the weekend was over and although so many things got done---- I could have stayed another two weeks straight. We’re not content with chugging along the way we have. The way we’ve been rolling as a non-profit and a group has worked, girls have been educated and people have drunk clean water--- but it’s time for more.  We refin...


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Crumbling

Posted by kristin on Friday, September 14, 2012,

I’ve thought lately that we are so fortunate, as Americans, to have free choice and elect those we wish to run our country without bloodshed. That is gift that many around the globe do not have. Though the pangs of opposition may feel hurtful, we have a country that offers us the freedom to choose.

Our world seems like it is crumbling. Yemen. Egypt. Libya. Heartache. This week there has been a lot of violence around the world towards these ideals. My heart aches and my prayers is that the ...


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Poverty like a bandit.

Posted by kristin on Friday, September 7, 2012,

This morning I read some powerful words. “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest- and poverty will come on you like bandit and scarcity like an armed man.”

I think about poverty a lot. I live not too far from some pretty physically impoverished areas. In Africa, while walking around and visiting new communities I sometimes feel like I’m drawing lines between the poor, the really poor, and the really really poor.  It is the poorest of the poor that I rea...


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