Friday, April 1, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party!!

I live in a chilly part of Canada and am a stay at home mom to 3 busy kids. My career as a high school biology teacher is on hold - for just a little while.

After reading Lisa Shannon's book "A Thousand Sisters", I was inspired to search out how I could do more. As well as the sponsorship of my sister in the DRC, I have been writing down thoughts in my blog.

This blog has attracted much interest from both nearby and countries far away. It has triggered some pretty heavy discussion. I share thoughts about social justice issues and what I am learning through books and other social media.

People have contacted me to tell me that after reading what I have shared, they too have decided to sponsor a woman through Women for Women or look for other ways they also could be doing just a little bit more. Either far away, or focusing on one of the many needs nearby.

If I have managed to help a few more people become just a little more aware of the issues taking place in our world, I am happy.


  1. HELLO!!! :) Thanks for coming by for the UBP11 hop. Are you having fun so far?

  2. Yay! You joined up! Well done :)

  3. what a fun party. I have am trying to read as many blogs as I can.
    I would love to read every single one...Everyone has a story.
    Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment...

  4. i love this. love what you're doing. love the discussions. i have such a heart for social justice in the world. i always thought i was born to be a missionary... guess i'm not done living yet, so we'll see. some of my family has a foundation called andando that works in africa. helping women/ families/ individuals through micro loans and making their handmade products available here. they're at

    sorry to be so long here. just glad to find you through UBP, and i appreciate what you're doing.

  5. Thank you! Checking out andando now! =)

  6. Hi!

    Thank you for stopping by from UBP2011
    and for following me.

    I am following you via NetworkedBlogs.

    Have a great day!

  7. Stopping by from UBP11, I think is good what you are doing here! :) You can visit me at and at my blog