I also finally called the number I found for Southern Hospitality, and she feeds the homeless. What a great person to connect with.
Nearness to Allah is bliss, and distance from Him is agony. So I can fight for bliss, fight for nearness and oppose all the forces that try to separate us. The most difficult battle is within. I can remember that we're all fighting a battle, and we're all hurting, to repel evil with good, and that we have no enemies. We get defensive when we forget Allah. He teaches us through ease and hardship, and I must put my trust in Him, to put me where I need to be, and to show me the work to be done for unity and healing. I must believe in my ability to heal myself and to guide others to find that for themselves. We flourish when we reach for the sun, not when we run from the clouds.