Tag Archives: Sudan

Is Dinner Ready? I’m Starving!

Tweet Oh, how I hate to hear that lament!  I know, I know.  It’s just a saying.  And, yes, I have said it too.  But I still hate it.  That’s because I’ve seen starving people and they look nothing like … Continue reading

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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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Want a Better World? Educate the Girls

Tweet When I was in Sudan, I met a sweet 12-year-old girl named Hanna. I asked her the same question I ask most kids:  “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Without pausing to think, Hanna said, “A … Continue reading

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Why I like George Clooney

Tweet I really like George Clooney. Sure he’s great looking, but that’s not why I like him. Most of his movies are fun, but that’s not why either. And certainly not because he’s richer than Midas. Way too many entertainment … Continue reading

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Gratitude #6: Promise

Tweet I’m right now laying out a new book proposal.  No, no, it’s too soon to tell you about it.  Except to say that it touches on the promise of tomorrow.  It got me thinking, though, about the people who … Continue reading

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A month of Gratitude

Tweet January is my self-appointed month of gratitude.  To kick it off, I’d like to share my alphabet of  thank-yous: Abolitionists. To all those women and men who fight modern-day slavery around the world. Beginnings.  For new ones. Especially do-overs.  … Continue reading

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FREE Kindle Downloads!

Tweet I have been so, so encouraged by all the comments I’ve received about the Grace in Africa trilogy, and now the newly releasing Blessings in India books. Thank you everyone! All this week, you will find free Amazon Kindle … 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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One Sudan, Two Sudans

Tweet Together or apart?  One hand or two?  Unity or separation?  For better or for worse, we’ll soon know. When I was in Sudan, talking with Southern Sudanese refugees longing for their homes in the south, the subject of two … Continue reading

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