Tag Archives: Partners International

Remembering Beyond

Tweet My first day in the refugee camp in Sudan is seared into my memory: Scorching heat. Endlessly blowing sand. Flimsy lean-tos. The young girl who stared up at me and asked, “Are there trees where you live?” I smiled ad nodded. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gift of a Lifetime

Tweet When I was growing up, my bother and sisters and I chipped in our money and got my mom a corsage to wear to church on Mother’s Day. She always said, “Oh, you shouldn’t waste your money on flowers!” … Continue reading

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When The Tax Man Bringeth

Tweet Who loves tax day?  Neither you nor I. But when a refund comes my way, I really, really try.  This year, I’m not focusing on how much I owe the IRS.  I’m not steaming over how the government will use my money.  … Continue reading

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Message To a Gratful Spoonsor

Tweet Dear Spoonsor, I am so Gratful to U  for spoonsoring me. You are so welcome, Ashish.  I love hearing from you and seeing your beautiful drawings.  And of course I am thrilled that you want to be a writer … Continue reading

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It’s all about Perspective

Tweet In My Life: I just flew home from Toronto.  The plane was crowded and my seat doublebooked. I was displaced to the very back seat in the very last row.  A frustrating and tiring flight!  It isn’t fair!  It isn’t right! I … Continue reading

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FREE Book!

Tweet Correction:  Sorry about the mistaken link.  The correct one is: http://www.salemoffers.com/campaign/hoh-free-book/rc/swnbanners If feels good to get notified that something you wrote is going to be published.  It feels great when you finally get to hold that book in your hands, to see the cover, to … Continue reading

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Best Ever Mother’s Day Gift

Tweet Every year I gave my mom a gift for Mother’s Day.  At first, it was always a bouquet of flowers.  But she said I shouldn’t waste my money, flowers die too quickly. So I started giving her sweet-smelling gifts; lavender … Continue reading

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George Clooney and Me

Tweet George Clooney went to Sudan without me! No great surprise, I suppose, considering that he has no idea who I am. And that his visit to the deadly border region between Sudan and South Sudan had to be kept … Continue reading

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Best Christmas Gift Ever

Tweet Meet Stephanie and Stacy. Some years ago, as financially strapped college students, they puzzled over what to get their notoriously hard-to-please dad for Christmas. When they picked up a holiday gift catalog, an entry called “Banking on Piggies” caught … Continue reading

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Christmas Shop and Help Change a Life!

Tweet Help abolish slavery in our lifetime! Place a book order before Christmas at www.kaystrom.com and 10% of the proceeds will go to Partners International to help rescue and restore victims of modern day slavery. (Your book will be autographed!) … Continue reading

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