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Heather Pfahl
Democratic Republic of Congo
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Interests: People ( especially the most vulnerable) Culture, Cave Diving (into the recesses of our souls) and then coming up for air. Here are a few of my favorite things: Travel, basking in the sun, climbing mountains, dancing in the rhythms of grace, frolicking, strolling, sipping cappuccino's, quality time with friends/family and loving the one your with!
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"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." ~ Leo Tolstoy order to serve one must realize service is mutual, and in serving we are served. When I am transformed ..... a part of the universe is transformed.... CONGO, YOU HAVE MY HEART!!! I AM FOREVER RESPONSIBLE..... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at rhythmsofgrace
Having been here now just over eight months - I am saddened to think that I have not spent more time writing, reflecting, dreaming, and sharing. Work has taken its toll on my time, and I am disheartened to think that the balance once obtained slowly waned and the urgent... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at rhythmsofgrace
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Mar 15, 2010
Beyond these mountains.. the faint echo of school children sing Beyond these mountains nature is awe inspiring Beyond these mountains the rivers run free... but are filled with the tears of numerous atrocities Beyond these mountains a child is sacrificed Innocence destroyed in order to pay the price The price of what? one may inquire The price 'to be' back with her love - back with a husband ashamed of her son Born from rape she must choose - a weight so heavy how does one refuse? Instead of death some journey for days - to find a sister who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2010 at rhythmsofgrace
Download 05 Albertine The above song was written and sung by Brooke Frasure after her trip to Rwanda. Albertine is a woman who is a SURVIVOR!!! WE ARE RESPONSIBLE!! Oh how I wish the photo above was the SURVIVAL FRENCH that I needed to survive Eastern DR Congo. A glass of wine, cheese, even a cigarette would be nice right about now. What I would give to stroll freely through a market picking up fresh veggies and fruits. Let it be clear, DRC has some of the best fruits and veggies around. This place is lush and riddled with natural... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2010 at rhythmsofgrace
2-10 Heal the World Sugar and Spice and everything NICE.... Thirty hours after departing D.C I arrived on the front porch of the Scaglia household. Numerous bags in tote I rang the doorbell and was greeted to the pitter-patter of feet and the screams of a special six year old – “ITS HEATHER”. Those two words always seems to bring my soul & spirit to a place I consider heaven. This little six year old has been my surrogate soul sister since the day she was born. For the first month of her life – I would wake with her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2010 at rhythmsofgrace