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Naked Shall I Return


“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” ~ Job There is nowhere to hide when naked. A naked baby’s butt is cute, a 90-year-old man, not so much. Everything is bare for the world to see. You can try, but it’s futile. It’s like this with all of life. You may not believe the second sentence attributed...

Fareed Ruined My Life


As we walked up and out of the subway in Athens, our eyes met. Immediately I sensed there was a purpose to our meeting, so I crossed the street. One street crossing, a conversation with a stranger, and the trajectory of our lives changed. Fareed’s story ruined my life. It tore us to pieces. I had heard about the conflict in Syria. I had read the news, but it wasn’t until Fareed described in...