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The empty book of love

In going through the mess on my computer yesterday I found an intriguing folder. It was named The book of love. I couldn’t remember that I had ever written that book, so I opened it, naturally. Inside the folder was a document, also called The book of love. And the... Read More

April 9, 2017 Leave your thoughts

The boy who cried

Sitting around low tables in a building with no windows we were all focused on the brand-new markers, pencils and, not to mention, the pencil sharpeners. I gave each child a piece of paper and asked them to draw their homes before they fled from their villages, their country, and... Read More

January 2, 2017 1 Comment

Meeting Jesus in Aleppo

I have been thinking about Jesus. It is natural, since most of the Western world is getting ready to celebrate his birth. It is not so much Jesus at the shopping malls I have been thinking of. Not even Jesus in nicely polished churches on Christmas morning.  I have been... Read More

December 21, 2016 4 Comments

Grocery shopping on Hamra

My jog along the beach walkway downtown Beirut was over and I was walking back to our guesthouse. Suddenly I heard a small tap on my shoulder. I turned around and next to me was a small child, with long, a little matted hair, and very dirty clothes. She stretched... Read More

December 9, 2016 Leave your thoughts

When words fail and talk seems empty

During my life, I have seldom been empty for words. In fact, words are my best friends and I have so many of them in my head all the time that I fear I annoy some of the people closest to me with them. However, this fall, I have found... Read More

December 5, 2016 1 Comment

People are fleeing because I want too many shoes

My friend said this: The refugee crisis we have in the world at the moment is because we have too much stuff. For some seconds I thought he was not entirely in touch with the state of affairs we are in right now—here on planet Earth. It seems to me... Read More

September 10, 2015 6 Comments

The Ugly Face of Suspicion

Tonight we invited a Ugandan inside for tea. I think my husband was won over when the smiling black man with teeth as white as snow told him that in Uganda Steve would be worth a lot of cows. That is the benefit of having many daughters in the African... Read More

June 18, 2015 1 Comment

New life in many forms

New life is a miracle every time. If you Google new life, you will, in less than a second, get six billion five hundred thousand sites. I am serious. Try it! That is almost one new life for every citizen in the world on Google. Not surprisingly, most sites are... Read More

May 21, 2014 Leave your thoughts

5 things to help children not get arrested

I have been thinking about happiness. I guess one of the reasons I have had this in mind is that I want to be happy. And when I find the ever so small seed of discontent in my heart, it is time to ask why. The answers I find, I... Read More

January 24, 2014 3 Comments

It is human nature to want to be good

This is me when I read the news: Humanitarian crisis: Read fast and try to forget. News about some celebrity: Stop, read and look at pictures. If the scandal is big, I will look for a follow-up. I wasn’t sure I wanted to write the above sentences because it is... Read More

November 19, 2013 2 Comments