Survivors find sanctuary and second chance through Ethiopian safe houses

In the town of Adama, women and children violence survivors find shelter and a way to make a living, using skills learned at a safe house supported by UN Women. ...more

In Ethiopia, church bells ring for women and girls

Religious leaders in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church are raising awareness against violence against women and girls among their peers and in schools, while offering training for survivors. ...more

We are the same

The flu hit Joe and Leila pretty hard this week.  The toughest part of the day has been when it’s time for them to fall asleep.  Between the aching, coughing and sniffling, they just can’t seem to get comfortable.  I’ve been lying down next to Leila to help her calm down and fall asleep.  Yesterday I was resting next to her, eyes closed, and BAM, I was in Ethiopia, in the middle of a play center, kicking the soccer ball around with a bunch of kids.  I could hear the laughter, feel the breathlessness, smell the dirty air....more

Today is World Water Day

Today is World Water Day, when we stop to recognize that nearly one billion people on our planet still live without access to life's most basic need: clean, safe drinking water; that’s one in eight of us. Image: Esther Havens via charity: water ...more
 @Elisa Camahort  @charitywater  Hah. I was thinking about donating again for Johnny Mac ...more

I Left My Heart in Ethiopia


A New Kind of Christmas

It's a Process

Sunday, October 24, 2010 ...more

Adoption Basics

Beneath the Acacia

The Starfish Story

Friday, April 16, 2010 The Starfish Story ...more

We just came up with a new and improved version of this story. You might enjoy checking it ...more

How to Say Goodbye to Benjamin