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Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Have you ever thought about who you are and where you come from? Maybe you have done so in an existential sort of way. You know, the way college students tend to "search for themselves." But I am talking more literally figuring out who you are. I...

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The Gift of Caring

The Gift of Caring

One of the greatest blessings in my life is the gift of being a mother. I found out I was pregnant with my daughter three years ago, and I never could have prepared for the ways my life would change. I was so excited and a little anxious, too, but...

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Give Thanks

Give Thanks

Give Thanks For each new morning with it’s light For rest and shelter of the night For health and food For love and friends For everything thy goodness sends. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson This week most of us will pause to give thanks for the things we...

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Food in Ghana

Food in Ghana

THANKFUL. This word that has crossed my mind frequently since returning home from my visit to Ghana. The joy that radiates from Ghanaians conceals the hardships that most of them face on a daily basis. Little access to clean water, children working...

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Awakened to Give

Awakened to Give

Born in Ghana, I moved to the United States at the age of eight. I call both countries home. I went nine years without visiting Ghana before my most recent trip. This was not my intention, by any means; however due to life’s various demands, time...

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Understanding Freedom

Understanding Freedom

Do you ever think you know the definition of words but in fact have no idea?  This happens to me a lot. I often struggle with matching the right word with the right meaning. However, I felt confident I knew the true meaning of Freedom and...

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Why Should You Go?

Why Should You Go?

Just around this time last year, I was boarding a plane to Ghana. It was my 14th trip to the country in just eight years, but, as I do each time I begin my travels to the Touch A Life Care Center, I felt like I was experiencing the trip for the...

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Build a Better World

There is something special about Back To School that brings this mom back into alignment and balance as a parent. I love summer, but after a few months of late night binge eating and movie marathons I start to feel sloppy. I find myself craving...

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New Adventures – Part 1

Breanna Johnson is an elementary school teacher, previous Ghana traveler, and current child sponsor who has spent the past (nearly) four weeks in Ghana helping with donor communication projects. She graciously chose to share some thoughts from her...

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Finding Balance in O, The Oprah Magazine

The June issue of O, The Oprah Magazine just hit newsstands and page 99 is definitely our favorite! Nana Amoako-Anin, Touch A Life's Ghana Executive Director is featured with a beautiful photo from Nancy Borowick. Nana shared her story of finding...

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