Reflecting on Syrian Refugees in Hungary
The Song Hidden in the South: As I went Walking I Saw a Sign There
As I went walking I saw a sign thereSeat belt buckles clicked. We were about to leave this labor camp and drive to the next farm. Heading back down the one lane bumpy dirt path, a huge black SUV suddenly appeared, turned towards us, and began accelerating straight at us. I saw […]Continue Reading →
When the sun came shining and I was strolling“Where the heck is this place?!” F, J, and I were driving in circles looking for the farm. A school bus, lines of boots on the front porch, threatening signs, rough fences. All were usually dead giveaways that a labor camp was close by. […]Continue Reading →
I’ve roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps“Can I talk to you for a minute? The Honorable Brit pulled me aside. The American flag flew behind us, in its place at the White House, yet the wrought iron gate ensured there was distance between us and the center of power. We […]Continue Reading →
As I was walking that ribbon of highwayFrank Sinatra. He was impressed I liked Sinatra songs. “Do you know this one?” Dinah Washington. “Yes!” Okay, what about this one? Ding, Dong the Witch is dead! I couldn’t help but laugh at the Honorable Brit’s playlist. He continued, “We sang this one the […]Continue Reading →
Biblical Mandate to Care for Orphans
I wasn’t born a Christian nor did I grow up in a home where Jesus Christ was welcomed. Even my town or country neither appreciated nor accepted the ultimate truth about who God really is. This is because I was born in Iran. Christianity had been […]Continue Reading →
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream watersI tossed a bale of hay in the back of the truck. There is a lot of time to ponder life’s mysteries when you’re putting up hay, and I had a pretty big one plaguing me at the moment. […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This is a speech that Maryam Bighash gave in a speech competition.
I have always dreamed of sharing these thoughts, so that one day they become actions.
Today, I will be talking about The United States: a nation of immigrants!
As President Obama says: “Our immigration system is […]Continue Reading →