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From Peru: A Love Worth Living For

September 16, 2014
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I knew God was telling me to go share with him, but I was pretty intimidated. Finally I went up to him, and it turned out that his life was a whole lot like mine. I found out that he’d been struggling at school and he was filled with depression. He was so hopeless that he said he wanted to kill himself.

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Brave Love

July 17, 2014
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I watched her walk away, the girl I’d met 20 minutes before, dragging her sorrow along with her behind a tiny suitcase. A burden weighed so heavily on her shoulders that it almost felt the clouds should have been out, the sky should have been depressed along with her. Instead, the sun blazed on our skin and we wondered, “Did we do enough?”

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Cultural Whiplash

June 26, 2014
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Kenyans call this kind of toilet a “long drop,” I recall as I precariously take care of business. No doubt if I fell through the gaping hole I’d wish the drop were longer – anything to delay the inevitable unsavory plunge. “That,” I tell my morbid imagination, “would be a terrible way to die.” There’s certainly no cause to linger in a place like this – and yet, as I make my way back to the raucous cocina where our family dinner awaits, the only thought I have is how much I love my life.

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“I’ve tasted hope & I’m never going back.”

June 18, 2014
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Their families live off of the trash. I had never seen something so disgusting. But I realized I have chased the garbage truck, too, hungry for new trash. The world is the truck, and its hollow ideas of identity and satisfaction are the waste. But if you know nothing else, then why not keep chasing?

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