Tag: children

  • Web Junkies

    Web Junkies

      Several years ago, I was approached by a young boy outside a classroom. "Do you have a knife I can borrow?" he asked. "A knife?" I replied. "Why do you need a knife, Jack?" "Because I am going to kill that girl," he replied. Jack[..]
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  • Biden: A Voice for Children

    Biden: A Voice for Children

    The first week of June always brings Karly Sheehan to mind. It is hard to believe that ten years have passed since Karly was tortured to death on June 3, 2005 after her mother left her in the care of an angry man. That man[..]
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  • Karly’s Killer Dead

    Karly’s Killer Dead

      [caption id="attachment_1455" align="aligncenter" width="322"] Inmate Photo[/caption]   Shawn Wesley Field is dead. He passed away at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute in Pendleton, Oregon. Shawn did not die an easy death, but it was a much easier death than the one he inflicted upon three-year-old[..]
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  • Help Me Get My Happy On

    Help Me Get My Happy On

      Ah, Lord, it is November again. I woke to a steely gray sky, green grass bowing to rain and winter's chill. Those of you who know me best know how much I dread the onset of winter. There is nothing in this southern girl's[..]
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  • To expose or not to expose

    To expose or not to expose

    Those of you over 50 likely remember the Coppertone ad from our youth:   During its heyday, this ad was considered cute. Sweet. Humorous. But we were a different society then. Nobody owned personal computers. Social Media wasn't a phrase. Facebook's founder hadn't even been[..]
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  • Martin Luther King & Sudan’s Human Rights Disaster

    Martin Luther King & Sudan’s Human Rights Disaster

        "Our Father who art in Heaven," I prayed, even as a little boy in Sudan, "hallowed be thy name."  I was baptized as a child and learned about God and his will and his Kingdom in Catholic schools.  I have always believed that[..]
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  • When the gift isn’t good enough

    When the gift isn’t good enough

      “God, you are the slim crescent of a moon that I see and my self is the earth’s shadow that keeps me from seeing all the moon. The crescent is very beautiful and perhaps that is all I should or could see; but what[..]
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  • Guide Mama

    Guide Mama

    Miz Shelby guest blogging from Guatemala.     Over half a dozen children sit quietly at the small wooden table. They all look younger than five. We are gathered at the home of Marta, a Madre Guía or Guide Mother, to watch the women prepare and[..]
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  • How do you build community?

    How do you build community?

    It’s Miz Shelby here again. Today’s the day I head out on the adventure with World Vision, and I am looking forward to bringing you all along.   Last night, after an 80+ degree late summer day, which I spent mainly indoors packing, I decided to go to[..]
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