Christina was born in Juba, Sudan (now South Sudan). As the civil war intensified, she moved first to Kenya and then Uganda before coming to the US as a refugee at 9 years old. She is currently a consultant with an international consulting firm.
My friend's brother Greg is one of less than 200 people in the world living without a heart. Since late 2013, he has been supported by an artificial heart (SynCardia TAH) that circulates his blood and keeps his body functioning. Sadly, after almost 3 years on TAH his health is failing. Below is what my friend … Continue reading Heart After God
One day a grandfather sits down to tells his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he says, “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is Evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He … Continue reading The Wolves Within
Sharla Langston is an author, giving coach, and nonprofit leader. She said “I do" for the first time at 50, and in her book The Crowd-Sourced Marriage, she shares how Team Sharla helped her find the perfect-for-her partner. A passion for generosity drives Sharla’s work. She enjoys helping people find ways to invest their time, … Continue reading Abundant Life
Rachel D.* leads a local nonprofit organization. She has been married for over twenty years and is the mother of two teenagers. Most Fridays, her and her husband host a group of international students at their house (karaoke is frequently involved). One of the most life-changing sequence of events happened to me eleven years after … Continue reading Is It Really True?
Would you promise a room full of first-graders that if they worked hard and got good grades, you would pay for their college education? You might say, “If I were wealthy, of course, I would!” Would you still make that promise if you were making a salary of $45,000 per year? Welcome to the remarkable … Continue reading Making the Impossible, Possible — Ms. Oral Lee Brown
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve spent more time considering the differences between how others perceive me and how I know the real me to actually be. Looking at myself from the outside, I know I have a great life. I live in the best country in the world, I am married to my best friend, … Continue reading Public, Private, and Secret Self