Tears. No, sobs actually. Yep, I will own that. I sobbed when Lupita Nyong'o took the stage and accepted an Oscar for portraying, in her words, "so much pain in someone else's life." Pure and unadulterated empathy. She took on the pain of Patsy.
Walking on the edge, Josh and Noisetrade are near the end of a two-week free download including all five of his albums -- his entire life's work -- with all tips going to World Relief's peacemaking effort in the DR Congo.
I felt that helpless feeling wash over me. I felt the weight of an ocean and miles of separation. Before I looked at a screen, I did something I haven't done for a while. I slipped out of my bed and got down on my knees.
In the past the Church has unfortunately missed many opportunities to reach out in compassion to those living with HIV/AIDS. But now that is changing; the Church is accepting and loving them and using their local organizational influence to make a difference.
If we continue to stand now for peace in South Sudan, then their first chapter as a nation could read of new schools and children living past their 5th birthdays, instead of burned marketplaces and displaced refugees.