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Prayers, Please

My family; Danny is the blonde boy in the striped shirt

My family; Danny is the blonde boy in the striped shirt

We are taking our three year old, Danny, to Akron Children’s Hospital tomorrow for eye surgery. This is the third time we have scheduled this; the first two times the little scoundrel managed to get food into his mouth in the nanosecond he was not being watched and we had to cancel. The plan tomorrow is to arrive at the hospital at 5AM; I’ll carry him, sleeping, out to the car, make sure nothing edible is within reach of his carseat,  so hopefully he won’t wake up until he is being prepared for surgery.

Pray for a successful surgery, and pray that no food finds its way into his mouth until after it is all done. Thanks.

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The Hijazine clan is Christian, as are all residents of Smakieh and the nearby village of Hmoud. The two villages represent the last entirely Christian settlements in Jordan.

In Jordan, Christians and Muslims generally coexist peacefully. In the Kerak plateau, relations among Christians of various denominations and Muslims are particularly warm — in part because most residents share similar tribal ancestries.“We’ve celebrated, we’ve married, we’ve died together,” says Father ‘Adil Mdanat, the Orthodox priest in Ader. “Even the Muslims call me ‘Father.’

“Our life here is very, very good,” he adds. “Our future is good. People are leaving from here because of their dreams and their work.”

Read more here, from One magazine.

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Still Number One!

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Thirty years of economic disparity, with wealth concentrated  more and more in the hands of the few, a shrinking middle class with stagnant wages,and there are still people who believe this!

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