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Is there Hope for Haiti

Posted by John Durkin on

Picture this: you’re riding in a van in bumper-to-bumper traffic on dirt road full of potholes and garbage. On each side, you see motorcycles, trucks, and vans stacked with people. The people are so close you can hear them brushing up against your vehicle. The sides of the road are teeming...

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Tags: hope, love in action, mission, service, village of hope

Don’t Be Afraid to Swim Upstream

Posted by John Durkin on

It feels good to go with the flow, even if the flow is speedy, like it is here in Northern Virginia.  Commonsense   advice from Dory, that blue cartoon fish, is “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do, we swim, swim...

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Tags: missional, peace, living slow, nothern virginia, life work balance

Tools for Transition

Posted by John Durkin on

Last summer, my family moved from Indianapolis, IN, to our new home in here in Springfield.  In the span of a few months, we fixed up our old home, packed and sorted our paraphernalia, sold the house, drove hundreds of miles cross-country, and moved into a new place.  My wife Mary and...

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Tags: children, family, moving, teens, transition