Monthly Archives: November 2015

Before Welcoming Syrian Refugees…

Before welcoming Syrian refugees into the United States, there areĀ a few challenging questions that we, as Americans, should ask ourselves. Are Middle Eastern refugees that are currently living in the United States thriving? From my personal interactions with refugees over … Continue reading

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Refugee Resettlement: Balancing Compassion With Discernment

I have been a volunteer with a refugee resettlement agency in Knoxville, Tennessee since January 2014. My family and I welcome refugees to our city by taking them to get their Social Security cards or medical screenings and I teach … Continue reading

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When Public Friendliness Has Its Downfall

I have this “thing” that can be quite embarrassing for some of my older kids in public: I enjoy starting up conversations with total strangers. Senior citizens, immigrants and young mothers tend to be my targets. Maybe I learned this … Continue reading

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