Inside Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry: Passionate Team

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Today I get to simply sit with the guys at the store. I get to savor the elegance of Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry & soak in the refined sparkle of the surroundings. Inspiration comes to me as I watch this phenomenal team work together with passion. Jamie is Baraka’s owner and Shane is his trusted assistant. They are a really great team … Read More

Furnishings at Baraka Orphanage

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Most of us in America know what it’s like to lay our heads down at night on a soft pillow.  A piece of plush padded fabric that we hug around our head, drool on throughout the night, and count on to help lull us to sleep sometime every day.  Many of the kids we have contact with in Kenya don’t … Read More

Jamie Presses on Through Pancreatitis

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As of late, I’ve found that when something traumatic happens in life, the story grows bigger very quickly, and becomes that much more difficult to tell.  So many questions to consider, and to address.  Where to start?  What should be shared?  What’s going on now?  What’s going to happen next? Since the first week of August 2013, I have found … Read More

Here’s lookin’ at you Moo!

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Whew!  The blog box is getting dusty.  Jamie’s pancreatitis really threw us off our blogging and newsletter groove!  But don’t worry, we’re on the rebound and coming back strong.  A brief update on Jamie… The doctors say that he’s on the mend and may not need surgery, which is good, because for a while they were promising to take out … Read More