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Ebola: Three Ways to Mitigate Your Worry

Posted October 18, 2014 By Elisa

We aren’t fully panicking yet. But as an infected man went through our token international airport a few miles off, I am beginning to hear the stirring speculations: Is it possible that maybe Ebola carries through the air? Could these germs have flown up route 28, turned west on Waxpool, and hit the iPod-zoned-out jogger […]

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When I was a kid, my family used to host exchange students from Japan. I thought it was funny that our students would hold two fingers up in a peace sign for pictures, an equivalent “say cheese for the camera.”  Later, though, I read this is considered the peace sign because it meant “V” for […]

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5 Ways You Can Help #BringBackOurGirls

Posted May 3, 2014 By Elisa
#BringBackOurGirls By Average Advocate

There has been a social media storm about the two-hundred or so girls of varying ethnic and religious backgrounds, mostly ages 16-18, who were kidnapped last week from boarding school in Nigeria. Some are supposedly being sold as child brides in Cameroon for $12. The Nigerian government hasn’t done a great job getting the story out […]

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15 Questions About Little Black Dress Project 2014

Posted February 27, 2014 By Elisa
03.2014. Little Black Dress Project 2014

Little Black Dress 2014 starts this Saturday, March 1st (or as soon as you can following that day). This is for all of you who are going to be doing it this year. Please confirm with me whether you are taking part this year, so I know who to continue sending emails too throughout the project. Also, feel […]

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Happy Fourth of July! I was watching a ridiculous School House Rock movie with my kids earlier today, with a nifty song about fireworks and why we celebrate today. You know, like the end of tyranny, having human rights, and the ability to make a life for oneself and one’s family. Sometimes I am not […]

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Being Green Grasshopper Image By Jonas Konski Østergaard Graphic by

This is written by a a woman who works with a YWAM base down in Australia, leading The School of Communication and Advocacy for Human Trafficking. I think this is pretty awesome, and I can’t wait to hear what her team learns, is changed by, and accomplishes while there!   There was a point in time, […]

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A few years back I did some schools with an organization called Youth With a Mission (YWAM). You can read some of my story here, how I went from working with YWAM to where I am today, being an advocate for the poor and oppressed. One of the cool things about YWAM is that there […]

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The Foreign Aid Myth (And Other Budget Stuff)

Posted March 13, 2013 By Elisa

The Trigger Button Every one has some trigger buttons. You hit your funny bone and you don’t laugh, you moan. You hit my nose and I will stick my tongue out. That is just a normal family tradition. You touch the toddlers toes and he will jerk around laughing. You post a political comment on […]

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  What is it that God has given you a passion for? Not surprisingly, raising funds for that passion is something we can do and often at one point must to do. But, it doesn’t always have to be hard to raise funds. One of the ways to do this is hosting a party. You […]

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