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Living Among Heroes

Do you remember your first teacher, coach, or boss? In life we come across those who leave their fingerprints on our lives. People who make such an impression you just never forget, you might consider them heroes. Recently Tom, my husband, and I were in the store when I was reminded of how we impact… Continue reading Living Among Heroes

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Did I Really Pray For This?

I just said "Yes" to go on another mission trip to Africa. This time to Nakuru, Kenya. What....Africa again? Am I crazy? Did I pray for this? Yes to all! I remember when I first said "Yes" to Jesus' invitation to salvation and surrendered my life to His lordship, it was the best "yes" I've… Continue reading Did I Really Pray For This?

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Jonah in Uganda

I have to admit, when I first heard about the opportunity to go to Uganda I didn't have a real "ah ha" moment of knowing why I was to go. I had a peace in my heart when we prayed about it, but I continued to ask the Lord "why are you sending me to… Continue reading Jonah in Uganda

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Journey Home

Today we began the journey home. Sitting here on the plane I'm attempting to process all that I've seen and felt. These last nine days have flipped my world upside down. Everything was so different from what I'm used to. The following is very raw thoughts so I apologize for the scattered thoughts and typos!… Continue reading Journey Home

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Worship In Uganda

"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

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Day One…Welcome to 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

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Symbolism of a Blue Jay: Faithful Neighbor and Warrior

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

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Got Motivation?

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?

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Opening the Gate To Hope Through Shared Brokenness

What in the world is a tag line? I've been working with a public speaking coach,  Amy Carroll* who said the first thing we need to do is figure out what your tag line is. A tag line is sort of like a brand, you know like "Milk, it does a body good" or "Have it… Continue reading Opening the Gate To Hope Through Shared Brokenness