Philanthropy

May 21, 2015
If Compassion Experience Comes to Your City

If Compassion Experience comes to your city - GO. Make a reservation or walk-in. Bring a handful of kids. Let them listen to the lives of four real children in Bolivia, Uganda, Kenya, and the Philippines. You and your children will each be given an iPod and a headset. Then, you'll be invited to walk […]

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December 16, 2014
My Night in Pakistan

I spent one night in Pakistan when I was 15. Stuck somewhere between childhood and womanhood, I was far too young to grasp where exactly I was or how that trip would change me forever. Pakistan International Airlines had taken me from an airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh (where I had spent the previous ~45 days) and plopped me down […]

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December 15, 2014
morning sickness angels

For almost four months, I lay in our master bedroom - pale, dizzy, and dehydrated. Standing up led to throwing up...so I stayed horizontal as much as I could. The year was 2008 and I was pregnant with our 2nd little girl. As with my first, I experienced severe hyperemesis gravidarum. There was a knock at our door […]

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May 18, 2014
Best Idea for a Senior Prank

It all started harmless enough. We were eighteen years old and on top of the world. Someone proposed toilet papering the trees and writing our class name on sidewalk chalk. That night, at least twenty of us (maybe forty?) snuck into the campus in the pitch dark. I remember feeling uncomfortable when I saw a few […]

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April 7, 2014
1st Trimester Survival Kit

The 1st trimester of pregnancy can be a difficult time for many women. Although there is certainly overflowing joy that accompanies those telltale pink lines, there's nothing quite like the sheer exhaustion of creating a human being. It can be lonely - especially if you spend hours on the bathroom floor, laying prostrate in bed, […]

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March 5, 2014
How to Help A Writer

Over the past two years, I've had a large number of friends and acquaintances sign book contracts and/or see their books go to print. To name a few - Shauna Niequist and Bread & Wine [April 2013], Sarah Bessey and Jesus Feminist [Nov 2013], Tsh Oxenreider and Notes from a Blue Bike [Feb 2014], Kristen Welch […]

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