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Missions Spotlight: First World Missions


Even just the mention of that word draws up images of red dirt, water wells and orphaned children everywhere.  The vivid landscapes of third world countries marked by trash dumps, malnutrition, and decorated with religious idols to false gods.  1,216 more words


What's the date?...OH IT'S 9/11???

“Are you guys ready? Let’s roll.” — Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer, apparently as a signal to other passengers to attack the hijackers.

Hi. I haven’t been blogging, I know.

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The Facebook Problem

There’s something you should know about me. I, Daniel Rocha, made a pledge not to look at Facebook for an indeterminate amount of time, for my own good. 564 more words


Little Luxuries

The following is an excerpt from a New York Times article called “Broken, Not Bound, by an Intimate Tie” by Mara Gordon.  Her article is actually a love story, but this is the part I found most comparable to my experiences in Africa: 404 more words


First World Problems

They say that traveling broadens horizons and helps one to see that all people throughout the world are really not that different. Wrong, traveling makes you realize that some people throughout the world have really low expectations. 523 more words


The tricky issue

I’ve been a feminist for a little while now. Before we go any further I want to clarify what I mean by ‘feminism’ because it means something different to everybody and otherwise we’ll all just get in a terrible state. 484 more words


My ALS Thoughts

Today, on my way to the gym, my loving father mentioned that he had accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and that he would be joining the countless other social-media-crazed monkeys who were dunking themselves with ice water for a “good cause.” It would be an understatement if I said that I didn’t fly off the handle. 537 more words

My Heart