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"To reach perfection, I do not need to grow up. On the contrary, I need to stay little, to become more and more little."-St Therese of Lisieux

Who’s Your Hero?

I had a girl for a hero!

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Thoughts on the Racial Divide in America; or, Hope for a Better Future for Three Girls and Their Generation

But my prayer to God is that the next generation will do a better job of selflessly loving each other, of opening their ears and their hearts to each other, than my generation has.

Love Thy Neighbor…Who is My Neighbor?

Those who are poor, who are destitute, who are wronged and marginalized, are perhaps closer to the heart of Jesus than anyone else in this world; that is why he called them “blessed.” Many more women and children fit into this category than do men.

Layers: Part One; or, The Roof Goof

I figured all three-and-a-half of you who are following my blog probably need a break from Anne Frank, and since I need a break from writing researched blog posts, I will close out the month of April with the first of... Continue Reading →

Anne Frank: The Parable of a Young Girl; or, A Flower Metaphor Second to Nun

Both my childhood hero and my grown-uphood hero each wrote a parable about flowers!

Miep Gies, Secret Shopper for the Hiding, or, Do Not Look Up to Me, Part 2

Having lost her friends to the Nazis, Miep Gies made one last attempt to win their release, witnessing to the strength of a love that does not count the cost.

Miep Gies, Secret Shopper for the Hiding, or, Do Not Look Up to Me, Part 1

Miep Gies never wanted anyone to look up to her, but we can learn from her story how to be a neighbor to those who are oppressed and marginalized because of prejudice.

Hanneli Goslar, Friend Closer Than a Sister, or, The Truth about Lies (Part 2)

Hanneli Goslar sacrificed out of her poverty and risked her own life to offer a gift of love to her friend.

Hanneli Goslar, Friend Closer Than a Sister, or, The Truth about Lies (Part 1)

In Hanneli Goslar, Anne Frank had found a friend who would be more loyal than a sister to her during her darkest hours of suffering.

Anne Frank: The Memorial of a Young Girl, or, Living a Teenage Ream

"I know what I want, I have a goal, I have opinions, a religion and love."

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