1 – Love God (everything)
2 – Love your neighbor (everyone)
Love everything and everyone.
How do we follow this seemingly impossible directive?
In any given moment, in any possible situation
we always are faced with just two courses of action:
1 – to give love
2 – to withhold love
In the US, this holiday season has been overshadowed by something so horrific that it cannot be put into words.
I would like to list a few resources. It is important to remember everyone grieves differently, and it is problematic to put expectations on our children or other members of our family.
For a resource for understanding child grief at various stages please read Grief and Bereavement in Children, by Robin Fiorelli.
Below are … Keep Reading!!!
Some of you may have heard of RickRolling:
… Keep Reading!!!
“Rickrolling is a bait-and-switch practice that involves providing a web link supposedly relevant to the topic at hand, but actually re-directs the viewer to Rick Astley’s 1987 hit single “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The URL is often masked or obfuscated as a randomly-generated shortlink to conceal its true source from the experienced users. Whenever someone clicks the link and unintentionally summons Rick Astley’s song, he or she is said
Hope to lift everyone’s spirits today with a happy story.
This just happened in Ethiopia.
These photos were taken at the Haile Resort in Awassa prior to the long (and bumpy) road to Argisa. Haile is located on the other side of Lake Awassa from Sister Donna. The lake water is just as dangerous to drink here as it is where she lives. As you can see, it is no longer a problem:
… Keep Reading!!!
For this is what the LORD says:
“I will extend peace to her like a river,
and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
and dandled on her knees.
As a mother comforts her child,
so will I comfort you;
and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
I am an undergraduate student in Anthropology at Indiana University,
with research interests in the areas of cross-cultural parenting
practice and the biological needs of infants. As a core requirement, I
had a few different “social institutions” classes to choose from, and
I chose a 100-level course in Parenting Psychology. For our final
paper, we had to “raise” a “Virtual Child”
(http://www.myvirtualchild.com/) and write a paper reporting on the
thought processes behind the … Keep Reading!!!
Thanks to everyone reading, this is the message I am able to deliver to you:
By the end of this week, Argisa, Ethiopia will have clean water!
Most of you know that you all raised, over the course of one week, the money we needed for our first phase of the Ethiopia project. That, in and of itself, was a miracle.
Jack, from Waves for Water, boarded a plan on December 12, and I have just been informed he has … Keep Reading!!!
Surprise message posted by Kendall Hoover.
Written by Brian Grumet
Life has a creative way of weaving itself around two people in love. I wasn’t able to choose my parents and I didn’t get to pick out my kids, but I was able to choose you. I knew the first time we kissed that my life had just begun. It was like being born again. My heart knew what I wanted and I wanted you for a lifetime.… Keep Reading!!!
Did you know? $1 can give clean water to one person for over a decade.
Why is water life-altering?
The divorce rate in America is hard to get a good estimate of because some states don’t disclose their divorce rates (including California, rumored to be among the highest in divorces).
It is estimated that 34-55% of all US marriages end in divorce. Even on the low end the numbers are not very cheery.
People who “attachment parent” have been accused of causing divorce due to their lifestyle. I am assuming the estimated statistic above is not made … Keep Reading!!!
“I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women.” -Katy Perry
I like you, but I think you may need a dictionary.
a person who supports feminism.
the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.
I’m assuming you want women to have the same rights as men. Most people do. That would make you, by definition, a feminist.
Society has … Keep Reading!!!
We had the Waves for Awassa Event in Los Angeles on World AIDS Day. (December 1)
When he was done speaking, a couple who attended (fellow adoptive parents, but that is all I will say so that they can remain … Keep Reading!!!