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Auntie Tabitha’s journey

Auntie Tabitha’s journey

Larissa wraps Tabitha’s long, black hair slowly around a warm curling iron. The strong bond between the two women is obvious as they laugh and share stories. No one would guess they had just met for the first time. And yet, they have known each other for years....
“Look after orphans and widows in their distress …”

“Look after orphans and widows in their distress …”

“We are the people who ran from South Sudan,” Beatrice said as she stood on the outskirts of the Pagirinya refugee camp in Uganda. Beyond her, the camp was overflowing with others who also had fled the violence. But for Beatrice, South Sudan isn’t just a country of...
The blessing of eating, the power of feeding

The blessing of eating, the power of feeding

“I’m starving to death!” It’s 11:30 a.m., and I’m leaning over the side of my cubicle to complain to a co-worker. It’s been three hours since I’ve eaten breakfast, and I’m already anticipating lunch. I whine as if I’m powerless to stop my stomach from growling. But in...
Why August is a dangerous month for many kids

Why August is a dangerous month for many kids

If you’re like I am, you’re tired of the unbearable humidity and mugginess, and you’re ready for fall to arrive. Being out in the sweltering heat can sap your energy … and it’s even worse if you haven’t had anything to eat all day.  The dry air and scorching...
What’s on the menu for lunch?

What’s on the menu for lunch?

Sundays are my meal prep days. I cook my lunches for the workweek, put them in Tupperware containers, and stick them in the fridge so I can grab them in the mornings before I head out the door. It’s easy, and it means I don’t have to think about what I’m going to eat...
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