27 December 2008


I'm looking through old pictures and started looking at the ones from our trip to Liberia to pick up our kiddos. I couldn't believe the changes in the oldest 2 between our trip to the beach in April 2007 and July 2008. It's unbelievable what a difference 15 months can make.

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Christmas update

I know some of you are waiting for a Christmas report with lots of pictures, but you will have to wait a little longer. We're not done yet. Christmas doesn't end until tomorrow when we gather with the extended Dunbar clan. Tomorrow night will mark the end of 7 days of Christmas celebrations. Lots of food, gifts, and fun. Stay tuned.

20 December 2008

love it

I absolutely love it when kids "get it" and find ways to give from the depths of their generous, compassionate little hearts. They aren't intimidated by all the obstacles that we adults see when we think about making a difference. Check out this great blog post from Andy at Lifesong for Orphans.

16 December 2008

cool photo

I love this picture Peter took while we were walking in Fairmount Park on Thanksgiving. From left to right you see Becky, Garty, and Peter.

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keeping up to date

I know many of you have given up any hope that I will ever blog consistently again. You may be correct. However, I wanted to make it easier for you to know when I do update our blog without having to click over here on a regular basis. Now those of you who prefer to read blog updates through a blog feed have the option to subscribe over on our sidebar. If I had known it would take a total of 30 seconds to set up that option I would have done it a long time ago.

02 December 2008


This Franciscan prayer is so powerful. It so clearly reflects how I long to see myself and others energized to action by the pain in the world instead of paralyzed by it. May we all be blessed as we have the courage to pray this prayer for ourselves and others.

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths and superficial relationships so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.

And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in the world so that you can do what others claim cannot be done to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.

Thanks to From HIV to Home for sharing the new prayer of my heart.