Loving, Not Judging, Those Who Have Less

Loving, Not Judging, Those Who Have Less

Every person has worth and should be treated with dignity. When a person is in need, they sometimes feel like less of a person. And when they receive help, they could feel like a project instead of a person of worth.  No matter who you identify as those who are...
Finding Awesome Through the Eyes of Homeless Men

Finding Awesome Through the Eyes of Homeless Men

“You are more awesome than the Grand Canyon” is written in Sharpie on the hand mirror. We pass it around the circle and gaze at ourselves. Some of us can barely take in the thought that we are “tolerable” let alone “awesome.” Others stare and stare, willing it, daring...
Welcoming Strangers

Welcoming Strangers

My first Christmas in China, my American teammate got sick and asked to be alone. Rather than spend Christmas binge-watching television by myself, I jogged to the outskirts of the city where tarmac turned to orange dust. I ran through dry fields that would grow...

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