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[30 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Love Makes You Strong

Nadra Mahdi
When you love someone, you feel that you miss him
you feel that you need to be close to him
And when you come near him you you can find a fire in your body,
then solubility.
The last stage is swamped.
Then you will be nothing, you are finished completely.
From here your soul is created again.
The new soul you have is created from light
(God is light from skies and earth).
This light soul takes you to different places created from light.
Now you are a creature of light
Everything will change,
Everything will be incredible:
your steps …

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[1 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]

Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
This week the mainstream media is atwitter about tomorrow’s G-20 meeting: which countries have joined up, which didn’t get the invite, protests in the streets of London, and the Obamas preparing to meet the Queen of England. Surely what happens at that summit on “The Global Challenge: Recession to Recovery” is important, but I’ll leave it to the old standby news sources to deliver that to you. If you’re interested in the stories that didn’t “make the fold” in the past few days, then I have …

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[27 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
This Woman Did Not Choose to Leave Her Home

Nadra Mahdi
You must see the scene first and imagine it in your mind. A beautiful Sudanese woman sells tea under the tree, beside the street. There are many little seats around her bottle of tea, with men sitting in them. They are chatting and drinking tea, coffee, and any other hot drink they wish, especially the traditional drinks (karkdi, helba, janzabeel).
Everything started from the tree. This woman comes to the street because she lost her husband or her father, and she did not graduate from college, and she has no …

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[18 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

Commentary by Molly Mayfield Barbee
Yesterday was not only St Patrick’s Day—tip o’ the hat and wishes for peace to all our Irish friends—but for other hagiologists and/or faithful out there, it was also the Day of St Gertrude of Nivelles. Most days, I might not have given St Gertrude a second thought, but I learned today that she’s the patron saint for travelers in search of lodging. Now that my husband and I have returned from Sudan, and as we await concrete plans for our next home, I find her …