The Poorest People in the World Have This ONE thing, do you?

Children run around barefoot. They pedal around on rusty bicycles. They play soccer with a flat, tattered ball. Adults spend hours sitting outside, noticing the weather, talking with their family and neighbors. Yet, all of these people, in various countries and places around the world, have one thing most of us are missing. I first noticed this one thing when I traveled to t...
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Taking a Stand Against Racism and Prejudice

I was in fourth grade in a suburb outside of Orlando, Florida. My teacher, Mrs. Ezell was fierce. Her face was full of anger. It was completely fueled by a student calling another student “black.” Mrs. Ezell was short, perhaps only 5’2, but she was powerful and passionate. She wore the strongly scented perfume of cigarette smoke and hung out in the teacher’s smoke room on ev...
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Calling on Our Community: Let’s Stand Up and Against Human Trafficking

I am so excited to share with you an invitation to a series of amazing global gatherings here in Denver. My friend, Sarah Davison-Tracy, founder of Seeds of Exchange, is hosting a team of peole from Nepal for a week and has created a number of exciting events to which we can go. I am hosting Global Grubbing: Nepal - can you join us for this one if you are local? Here is ...
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An Ethiopian Adventure Starting in the Middle of City Park

This post was written by my friend and fellow global citizen and diversity-lover, Erin Daly. I'm excited to share her story here on the blog.  It was your normal, average summer morning at City Park in Denver. I was scheduled to meet a friend, Ashley, and her daughter, so our girls could play together while we caught up with what was happening in our lives. It was a quiet...
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Let’s Work Together to Eradicate Childhood Hunger

I’ve always loved to cook and feed people, it's a part of who I am. So, it’s no surprise that I love cooking and baking for my son, Rawley. Watching his taste develop over the last year has been a fun part of parenting for me. I’ve spent many hours on Pinterest searching for new recipes, freezable foods, and healthy meals. Figuring out what things he really likes (muffins, salm...
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People Are Good. I Really Believe That.

When you look around at most of the world, it’s easy to question whether or not humanity has totally become a complete wreck. Our news reminds us of all the tragedies, traumas, and terrors that are happening at every moment and in every corner of the world. But sometimes, all you need to do is walk into a local café in the heart of your city to find out that good people rea...
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The Brokenness of Our Boys

Brokenness of Boys, Mass murders, Violence, Society of men,
This topic has been stirring within me for sometime now. Perhaps it’s because I am now responsible for raising a boy. Perhaps it’s due to my awareness of what’s happening with men. But mostly it’s due to a sense of sadness that something is irretrievably broken within our society of men. The latest mass murder sent an upheaval to the topic for me, bringing it to the forefront o...
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Frankly, I’m actually embarrassed by this…

Consumerism, E
I know I am one of the lucky ones. I have a roof over my head. We’ve got food in our refrigerator (often more than we ever finish eating), and my closet has clothes that rotate with the seasons. That makes me (and likely you) better off than 83% of the WORLD’S POPULATION, a staggering number that we can easily forget about when we have access to so many “things.” But frankly...
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Is This the Story You Are Telling Yourself?

Singular view of a story, Perspective
Have you ever considered how we formulate ideas of people? Whether race, culture, or religion, we are each presented with information about a group of people. From that viewpoint our entire perspective is then created and often times cemented. Despite not always having a complete 360-degree view, we make vast assumptions, create personal truths, and assign entire populations...
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The Ultimate Loss Within Our Communities

Today is the 32nd anniversary of my father’s suicide. I was exactly one month away from turning five, my younger brother only two, and my sister almost eight. Even thirty years later, it’s hard to know exactly why my father chose to leave this planet and his life, but he did. Suicide is the ultimate loss within our communities, because it’s a cry for help heard too late. We i...
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