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Showing Love and Care by Georgia Lewis

I never thought I could be a missionary or go on mission trips. Growing up the word missionary meant having to leave my family and friends and go to a foreign country and proclaim the gospel, which honestly is a very scary thing to even think aboutI never thought I could be a missionary or go on mission trips. Growing up the word missionary meant having to leave my family and friends and go to a foreign country and proclaim the gospel, which honestly is a very scary thing to even think about.

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Media Mention: It's Time to Understand the Islamic Veil by Christen Kinard

Mom (Nell Green) recently contributed to a piece in Sojourners magazine on the Muslim veil and how to understand it. Her contribution to the article was part of the launch of Mirror on the Veil, a book that includes a collection of personal essays on the hijab and on veiling, one of which is Mom's. 

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Five Myths About Refugees by Nell Green

We set out with few requirements. Speaking English was not a requirement, though we knew it would require patience. Minimum education was not a requirement, as long as they had the necessary skills. There would be no consideration of ethnicity or religion, even though we knew it would mean mixing various groups in a small studio that normally would have no affiliation with each other. Our only requirement is that they had come to the United States as refugees. That decision has begged questions from many corners. Let me put out there five myths about refugees to which I can personally testify.

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Tennis Shoes and Nail Salons by Butch Green

When is the last time you bought tennis shoes? We don’t think anything about going into a store, looking at shoes, trying them on and then choosing to buy some. When is the last time you had your nails done? You go in tell them what you want done, you pick out a color or style and they do it (or at least that is what Nell, my wife, tells me). These are normal everyday occurrences for most of us. Would you ever think of human trafficking while doing these things? Probably not.

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Tallowood Baptist Church: Serve the city by Diana Clanton

Every year Tallowood Baptist Church has a day where service projects are conducted around the city. This year the International Friends Sunday School Class put together Children’s Goody Bags for the Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston – a refugee resettlement agency. Butch Green, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Missionary to Houston, was our Serve the City contact and helped guide the project. 

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#Thisiswhatrecoverlookslike #everydayalittlebetter Part 3

I choose to be the best I can be today, physically and spiritually. I do not know what the end of this journey will look like, but I know I will not be the same. For that I am profoundly grateful. 
 

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#Thisiswhatrecoverylookslike #Everydayalittlebetter Part 2

I am moving slowly these days in more ways than one. Physically to be sure. The physical has caused me to look at the spiritual. Sabbath….#thisiswhatrecoverylookslike #everydayalitlebetter
 

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#Thisiswhatrecoverylookslike #Everydayalittlebitbetter

This blog post has been a while in coming. Every day as I process recovery and what it looks like, I vacillate between wanting to say “Yay! Look how far I have come!” and “This sucks.” My daughter tells me reality and honesty is good in blogging and Brene Brown says be vulnerable. Well there you go. 
 

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Actions have Consequences: When Parents make Difficult Decisions

“How do you feel when your parents migrate to the US . . . and leave you behind?”  This wasn’t an easy question for students to answer in El Salvador.

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The Proverbs 31 Man

We have all been faced with that glorious example of womanhood, the Proverbs 31 woman. And who amongst us hasn’t at times been frustrated in our attempt to live up to this wonder woman. But let me ask you if you have ever heard of the Proverbs 31 MAN?

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