Monthly Archives: March 2016

The invitation

We had not expected the mass grave in the backyard of our host’s home when we planned our spring break outing last month. A few weeks earlier we had received an e-mail from a family of seven who after reading our booklet, The Freak, wanted us to know…

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Good Friday and Brussels

It’s Holy Week and there’s been shedding of blood, bombs have exploded and precious lives have been lost. On this Good Friday, I quiet my soul and I come to the Cross where Jesus was crucified. The enemy rages on – destroying and killing but we are people of…

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Love’s Outstretched Arms

It’s Easter time, and I’m reminded of my father and the train trip we took in search of a better life. I was eight years old, and we were travelling by train headed to Lima, the capital city of Peru. My father had gotten second class tickets which…

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Awakening the dream and desire to write

I’ve taken the plunge and joined a writer’s guild. A month and half later, after interacting with other writers, I realize that the childhood dream of writing stories was one that I’d set aside and buried deep in the “maybe someday” box. But the dream is…

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When you are drowning in life’s painful cyclones

The second month of this New Year is behind us and the days continue to slip by. There are many things I’m thankful for – things that went well and then … sigh… things that could have been different. I found myself following the same painful cycles – habit patterns that I…

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