Antidote for Nausea

Antidote for Nausea

Antidote for Nausea It had been rough going for nearly two hours. Cavernous potholes. Broken asphalt. Gritty litter. No shade in sight. We were sweating, despite the full-blast air con. Hundreds of smokestacks as far as the eye could see. An apocalyptic landscape. I...
The Tragedy of 41%

The Tragedy of 41%

The doorbell startled me. We were deep in discussion with Melhem, a Lebanese visionary that Dreams InDeed accompanies. I walked over to open his office door. A small boy with a big bent can under his arm stood before me. He clutched a wooden box stuffed with rags,...
Please, God, let my child die before me!

Please, God, let my child die before me!

My mind reeled; my heart recoiled.  Why would a mother plead such a tragic prayer?  A friend of that mother explained.  “Her prayer is not unusual.  There are no lifelong options for mentally challenged orphans.”   She went on, “Let me share one family’s story.  When...