children make us smile

“Children have so much to offer and teach us. They show us how to laugh simply, care for the small things and love unconditionally. […keep reading]

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falling in love with the philippines, one child at a time

A few days ago, I posted a letter written by my 14 year old daughter two years ago.

At present, 16 years old, she is working for one month in an orphanage in the Philippines, and is sending updates to us via facebook. Here is yesterday’s note, which I am privileged to share with you. […keep reading]

why are we stalling?

My daughter wrote this two years ago, when she was 14. It was an open letter to the editor, printed in our local paper.

Since then, she travelled to Malawi, Africa, where she participated in a mission trip to local schools, hospitals and orphanages. This summer, she is working in a mission in the Philippines, falling in love with the country, as she put it, “one child at a time.” […keep reading]