Aug

10

Guatemala 2016 | Bearing Witness

“Are you ok?” she asked kindly, concerned by the tears she saw as she walked to the bathroom in the back of the plane. I could only point to the TV screen as a response, since I couldn’t bring myself to say “Yes” or “It’s just a movie” because neither of those was true. I […]

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Jul

30

Guatemala 2016 | Strength from Silence

“If you want to work for justice, first get on your knees.” Paul Nemecek As suggested by the above quote from one of our first discussions of the trip, here in Guatemala, the tension in paradox continues. Our first several days in Guatemala City were full, as we witnessed hard stories countered by glimpses of […]

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Jul

19

Guatemala 2016 | Until We All Have Faces

Though I’ve never read C.S. Lewis’s book by this name (it’s in the (very large) pile!), I’ve found this phrase repeating over and over in my mind and heart and words to others over the last months. Whatever the “hot topic”- vaccines, prisoners and the justice system in our country, racial reconciliation, gun control, immigrant […]

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Jul

11

Guatemala 2016 | Paradox

I am in a season of processing paradox. For a girl who has seen the world in terms of black and white for as far back as my memory goes, this is proving to be incredibly hard, while at the same time, incredibly transformative. For example: Much of my days are spent “looking for light” […]

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