THE BROKEN LEAF

Something...somewhere...always needs fixing! Many things in our world need fixing. Our countries, neighborhoods, homes, bodies, and hearts all break.

I personally will always carry around the pain and suffering of the people I worked with after the 2011 Great Japan Earthquake. One woman told me (I never did find out her name) how she lost her whole family in the tsunami, including all three of her children, ages 8, 10, and 13, as they came home from school. “I’m so sorry,” I mumbled weakly. Why did she lose her family while mine lived? It all seemed so arbitrary…

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Arts, Missions, and the Alamo

Driving west as a family across the United States, we decided to visit The Alamo, one of America's most famous stories of courage in the face of impossible odds and certain death. Sam Houston called out "Remember the Alamo!" in a battle afterwards, which eventually led to the annexation of the state of Texas in exchange for the life of President General Santa Anna.

The Alamo holds special fascination for me, because it is one of America's most famous examples of foreign missions…

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