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Walk and Talk in the Park

South Nashville is home to many refugee women who would love the chance to get out and exercise, practice their English, and make a new friend.
Grab your walking shoes and join us Saturday mornings this fall at a local park for Walk & Talk.
Opportunities for exercise and fellowship are very limited for these […]

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Walk and Talk in the Park

Jewelry Making Class – Volunteer to Learn Together

Beginning with a small class of volunteers and refugee students, starting in May, we will be holding classes to train women in how to make jewelry to give them skills that allow them to make some income from home. More importantly, we want to pair up a refugee woman with a new friend who will learn alongside […]

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Jewelry Making Class – Volunteer to Learn Together

Friends Here and Friends There! We have Friends Everywhere! – Podcast Episode 4

Between Iraq and a Hard Place – Episode 4!
UPDATE: Our podcast is now on iTunes, Stitcher, and many other podcast hosts! 

We bring on a guest, our friend and co-conspirator, to talk about friendships and relationships while living in Iraq. This applies not only to friendships with other people in Iraq, but also how we […]

March 7th, 2018|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Friends Here and Friends There! We have Friends Everywhere! – Podcast Episode 4

Doing Everything and Nothing

Everything and Nothing
Today, I did everything and nothing. That’s what keeps running through my head as I reflect back on my first day. I can’t possibly put into words what it was like – pictures, videos, things you read before you come – nothing described it the way I experienced it. And listening tonight […]

February 6th, 2018|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Doing Everything and Nothing

Where Do Almonds Come From?

Awake Before Dawn
I  knew it was near daylight since the village mullah was giving the call to prayer over the loudspeaker. I thought it was considerate of him to call so quietly so that if you were awake you would know it was time to come, but there was no way that gentle voice […]

September 5th, 2017|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Where Do Almonds Come From?

A Refugee Family

I know of a refugee family from the mid-East who had to flee their homeland under threat of violent death. A tyrannical ruler had sent armed men to find and murder them. In fact, it was a heartless and bloody genocide. The thugs killed dozens, maybe hundreds in the town… the family barely escaped.

They […]

December 19th, 2016|Categories: Europe, Iraq, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A Refugee Family

The Mustard Seed

I’m a Chicago Cubs fan. Last week was a good week. I saw that over five million people attended the Cubs World Series victory parade. Someone told me it was the 7th largest gathering of people in world history. I have no idea if that’s true, but that IS a lot of people celebrating […]

November 8th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Mustard Seed

Thoughts on the First Week of School

It’s quiet in the mornings

Before the student rush

The call to prayer

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November 1st, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Thoughts on the First Week of School

A Glimpse of Heaven

Elizabeth was part of our team living in Athens for two months this summer. 

I have been back in America for a week now, and my thoughts are constantly returning to the friends I left in Athens. So many of these moments and relationships are cherished in my heart – many of them in a […]

September 19th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Glimpse of Heaven

10 Ways to Pray for Refugees

So often we feel helpless and unable to do anything in the face of so much suffering. But you can and do have a role. Prayer is powerful and effective. 

Pray for refugees to have patience in the slow process.
Pray for protection in the camps that are overfull and under supervised.
Pray for […]

July 29th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 10 Ways to Pray for Refugees