Monthly Archives: October 2012

5 Casts. 3 Kids. 1 Chair.

It was a busy day at the hospital. I usually see one kid at a time for art therapy sessions. This day, though, got so busy and time was running out. I have a regular schedule with the kids, but … Continue reading

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The chief of the hospital

Some people are childish, even when they grow up. Others are somber and stern-faced even as infants. Kind of like tiny adults, world-weary on the inside, but trapped in a fresh-faced exterior. That is how Maaouya is. He is a … Continue reading

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What is Art Therapy anyway?

Ismael is about two years old. His grandmother who is here with him at the hospital isn’t sure of his age, but that is common. Often when you ask how old someone is, you’re given a ball park estimate. Birthdays … Continue reading

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One of the reasons I wanted to move back to West Africa is because of the food. Obviously, making life-choices based on things you like to eat is hard to justify on one hand – but on the other hand … Continue reading

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“Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, bound in affliction and irons…” Ps. 107:10 1. Picture Peter in chains. He was bound by the king. He sat in prison, awaiting his fate. His friends prayed for … Continue reading

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One Year in Niger

Today marks one year since we arrived in Niger for the first time. It is hard to believe that a whole year has gone by, especially since so many things have happened. So we decided to interview ourselves as a … Continue reading

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