Letter from a Holey Tree

“Comfort, comfort my people,”     says your God. “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone     and her sins are pardoned. Yes, the Lord has punished her twice over     for all her sins.” (Isaiah 40:1-2, NLT) I will bring comfort to your children. They frolic on the land about me and rest in my…

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Lunchtime in DR Congo

Six of us sat on the maize-colored rooftop, attempting to circle together in the sliver of shade as we ate our lunches. The men bantered in Kiswahili, and my eyes wandered to the green banana tree across the way. I rolled the bugali in my fingers, scooped some greens and dipped it in pilipili while trying…

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Words of wisdom from my Connecticut graduation

“Life has many blessings; cherish them. Maintaining loving relationships and enjoying the basic things of life are more important than wealth.” -Ms. Cookie Yopp Lately I’ve been missing Connecticut, the state in which I was socialized, and some dear people there such as my second family, the Vecchios. While enjoying the warming temperatures at Wheaton,…

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I am different now from who I once was (poem)

I am different now from the girl I once was. That girl sipped tea and watched the sunrise as she read her Bible and wrote poetry. This woman wears business casual. She is confined by her busy life and takes no time to relax, little for her Creator. This woman remembers the girl from before.…

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