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Sacrifices Large ...

Today in the USA it's Memorial Day. Wherever we're from there's an annual opportunity in most nations to reflect on how who we are, what we do and all we have is in a large part the result of sacrifices others have made somewhere in our near or distant past.

Sobering thoughts for sure, and they ought to be. For the freedoms many of us enjoy around the world today we have legions of

An amazing first week here in Bangladesh! So fitting we celebrated International Women's Day on March 8th as I've connected with two of the most precious Bangladeshi women in my life, Mrs Carol Alexander and Anwara Begum. Both beautiful, strong examples of life lived with joy and grace. Both women inspire me and countless others too. Thank You God for these wonderful women - may they continue to know you more and make you...

Remembering ...

November 11, 2014

Today is the day around the globe we take time out to Remember, especially this 100th year since the end of World War 1.

In the UK a massive art installation of poppies at the Tower of London does what art does best - brings shared human emotion to life and reveals a path through each...

It's cold! At least on this part of the planet - SO, it's on with the warm layers, hot drinks and getting into ... a cardboard box for the night. Yes ... a cardboard box - and no, I'm not crazy.

Saturday night a few of us spent the night feeling just a very little of how millions of homeless people feel every night. We did it safe in the knowledge it was for one night only with a hot shower and good breakfast in store; there was a buzz of excitement you'd definitely not experience on the street.

Imagining ourselves into such a vulnerable place evoked feelings of loneliness, fear, wanting to cry, feeling unloved...

MindyNow back in the US and getting myself in gear here. I'm thankful for my strong comrade in the stand against trafficking and providing healthful, respectful work for vulnerable women in Bangladesh, Robin Seyfert of Basha, who shared

Trafficking is a despicable and disgusting crime. It's one I share about on this blog because in Bangladesh it is so close to our hearts and in spite of increasing efforts, human trafficking there is on the rise. Women, children and men too are trafficked into prostitution and other forced labour conditions in factories, on farms, in homes ... places where they cannot easily be traced, where most people don't care to look.

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