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Unscripted Compassion Trip

Who The Little Girl In Me Met In The Slums of Santo Domingo

By On March 2, 2015

(I’m sharing 3 video clips I took walking through the slums of Santo Domigo in today’s post below.) Remember you can’t help everyone.   I told myself, as I braced myself before the trip.… Read More

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Why Compassion Isn’t a Project But An Intimate Whisper of Love

By On February 20, 2015

“There is a crack in everything.  That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen She lives next the river. Where her mother committed suicide…by drowning. Elsa.  No, she isn’t the queen that lived… Read More

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Why Love Is Not a Consolation But a Light

By On February 19, 2015

“Love is not consolation. It is light.”  Simone Weil I don’t understand. How can beauty thrive in such hopelessness? I asked myself this as I tried not to gag, as I step through… Read More

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Meeting Ashley & Arita: Why One Country Road Paved With Dirt Led to a Waterfall of Joy :: Compassion Trip to Dominican Republic (Day 2) #UnscriptedCompassion

By On February 17, 2015

We are driving to the countryside today, where it’s green and luscious. Away from the sweat of the city, the polluted river and the constant honking of car horns cluttering the air.… Read More

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Meeting Braudy: How One Tin-Roof Shack Turned Brokenness Into Beauty :: Compassion Trip to Dominican Republic (Day 1) #UnscriptedCompassion

By On February 16, 2015

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.” Henri Nouwen I thought I was safe.… Read More

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The First Child I Saw, Standing In His Story :: Compassion Trip to Dominican Republic (Day 0) #UnscriptedCompassion

By On February 15, 2015

(At the end of today’s blog post, I’m sharing the first video in the Dominican Republic taken just now! I forgot my tripod (boo-hoo!) but I’m making do with a “Selfie Stick” Hubby Eric… Read More

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Why I had My First Panic Attack Two Days Ago :: Compassion Trip to Dominican Republic #UnscriptedCompassion

By On February 14, 2015

{please share this pin to invite others on this unscripted journey!  follow me as I blog everyday & post photos live on my Facebook Page & Instagram} I’m on the airplane now as you read. And… Read More

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Maybe The Story That Breaks Us Makes Us Beloved (VIDEO) #UnscriptedCompassion

By On February 12, 2015

{feel free to enjoy/pin/share today’s word art soul goodie} (At the end of today’s blog post, I created a special video about news I’m nervous & excited to share with you! Brew a… Read More

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