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Submitted by Phil Rispin on Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:58

Many years ago, there was a drought in northern Kenya.  A well-meaning man sent a container load of powdered Hollandaise sauce to a mission headquarters in Nairobi where it was delivered and put in the parking lot.  This was to be distributed to the needy folks in the northern part of the country.  I am sure that this man’s reasoning was something like “instant calories, just add water”.  He didn’t know a key piece of information and hadn’t thought to ask and really listen.  Powdered Hollandaise sauce was a completely unknown food to the hungry people, and it wa

Thankfulness or Being Thankful  

Submitted by Phil Rispin on Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:07

The other day I read an article about how being thankful actually changes the way your brain works, and the emotion of gratitude is closely correlated with happiness.  There are in fact, measurable health benefits if you live with an attitude of gratitude. Here’s a link to just one of many articles.


Submitted by Phil Rispin on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:13

Helplessness and lack of knowledge can have harsh consequences. Avoidable pain and harm happen. For example, children with cerebral palsy often develop contractures and pressure ulcers that could be avoidable with a little training.  Contractures and ulcers often severely limit mobility and health. The ulcers can be fatal if an infection occurs.  Parents often feel very isolated and alone, unconnected with anyone with similar challenges.


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