Category Archives: Heroes

Those who have had a positive impact on humanity.

“Thank You for Your Service”

“Thank you for your service” is a popular greeting when people learn that you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.  I do not recall that greeting in the 60’s and 70’s when soldiers returned from Viet Nam.  Times … Continue reading

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Education: Path to a Better World

Eighteen months ago, Gail Rongen and I embarked on a direct giving program in Haiti.  Direct giving is risky business and it requires trust.  We accept the risk because we trust the young Haitians we work with.  Our choice is … Continue reading

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Who Is Your Neighbor?

Who is your neighbor?  No, I’m not asking the question from a biblical perspective.  I am asking the question from a strictly geographic perspective.  Who is the person who lives in the house or perhaps apartment next to your house … Continue reading

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The Three Evils of Society

Every third Monday of January – a day close to his birthday – we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Every year since 2013 on that day, I post Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”  In it, he says, … Continue reading

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The Once Proud Stewards of America

On this day, as we remember the man whose nonviolent activism set a new direction in search of civil rights for all men, women and children, my heart remains heavy when I consider the plight of the people whose land … Continue reading

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each year, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for guiding the world with a gentle, non-violent hand in the way of Jesus and Gandhi.  This is last year’s post.  I post it again because I consider this document, “Letter … Continue reading

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Gail Visits Guepard Boxing Club

I am pleased to report that Gail Rongen’s recent trip to Haiti – December 8 through December 15 – was a safe and productive one. Gail – Chairman of the Board and Founding member of the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation (NMF) … Continue reading

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December 15, 1890 … a Day to Remember

On this day in 1890, legendary Lakota Indian Chief Sitting Bull was gunned down by Indian Agency Police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. No one remembers. Earlier this year, ‘Standing Rock’ was front page news. Many of you raised … Continue reading

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The Streets Belong to the People

Despite the billions of dollars poured into Haiti by well-intentioned NGO’s, Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince is the largest city in the world without a sewage system. You can include Cité Soleil, home to the Guepard Boxing Club in that unenviable … Continue reading

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The Hope of the World Rests on the Shoulders of a Homeless Man

I first heard Rich Mullins’ iconic song “You Did Not Have a Home” on Tom Booth’s “Captured” album. That was back in 2012 or so. A few months later, I walked into a near empty chapel as Tom and Father … Continue reading

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