"This is the day which the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 Mama Juliette, Pastor Andrews wife asked us to come to the church early today because she had a surprise for us! When we arrived she presented us with Gomez dresses, traditional dresses that Ugandan women wear… Continue reading Worship In Uganda
We arrived late last night in Uganda and then drove 5+ hours to get to our hotel after 18 hours of flying. The drive was like nothing I've ever seen before. Traffic laws are not like the USA and the highways are not what we're accustomed to! We went back and forth between paved road… Continue reading Day One…Welcome to Uganda
The final count down has begun! I never dreamed that I'd be heading 8,284 miles away from everything I know. When I say everything I mean e.v.e.r.y thing! In exactly one week I will board a plane by myself to fly to New York and meet up with 10 people I have never met before… Continue reading Ten…Nine…Eight….Seven….
A few months ago I began to notice when someone asked, "What are you doing now?" it caused an uneasy feeling inside because I didn't have a nice stellar answer to give. My reaction to the question left me pondering, "why does it bother me when people ask about my vocation?" Honest answer....I'd let my… Continue reading What Are You Doing Now
I love bird watching! From eagles that soar with their expansive wing span to robins that scour the ground for worms alerting us that spring is near! Birds are fascinating to me. They seem to flutter so effortlessly from branch to branch as they sing the most marvelous songs. They go about their day without a… Continue reading Symbolism of a Blue Jay: Faithful Neighbor and Warrior
Recently I had the privilege of going to a county jail to share my testimony with those incarcerated. Yes, I say privilege, because though these women were behind bars, we are alike in many ways. They listened to my story of childhood dysfunction and abuse because they resonated remembering their childhood beginnings. Many had been… Continue reading Held Captive In A Self Made Prison
Well here we are in the "Love" week! I'm sure lots of orders for flower and candy bouquets are being placed, Valentine cards are being made or bought galore! I worked in a high school and will never forget the first Valentine’s Day I spent there. I walked into the office "break room" and was… Continue reading The Cost Of Love
Tom and I married in February of 1985. As we approach year 32 of marriage, we are indeed celebrating the vastness of 32 years of marriage and 35 years together with our dating years. This is no small feat. Marriage ebbs and flows. We've had some amazing times of feeling connected to each other and… Continue reading My Hope is in….
Last blog I talked about control and the awful fear associated with the lack of control. Wow! Thanks for the response and encouragement in letting me know I am not alone. This week I've been thinking about how fear, control and motivation all seem to form a sort of triangle. I began to examine areas… Continue reading Got Motivation?
I came across a podcast about how important it is for leaders to walk in repentance. You know I wanted to click "stop" and say "Oh I don't really need this message." Thank God I did not click "stop" and instead listened and wept. I wept because I realized the very root of most of… Continue reading When Fear Rears Its Ugly Head My Faith Is Robbed