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Ethiopia….Uganda….USA…. Where to Begin?

Psalm 103 says; “Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me Bless His holy name......the Lord performs righteous deeds and judgments for all who are oppressed.” Wow! Where do I even begin? The last 17 days have been some of the most emotional days I've experienced. Extreme highs and extreme lows… Continue reading Ethiopia….Uganda….USA…. Where to Begin?

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Welcome Home Mama Tina

Dear Friends, I am excited to share with you that I will be returning to Africa for my second trip with Man Up and Go from June 15-July 1 this year! In just two weeks I will journey back to Africa for the 2nd Annual Woman Up and Go conference! I am especially excited to visit… Continue reading Welcome Home Mama Tina

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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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Held Captive In A Self Made Prison

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

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Does It Really Matter Anyway?

With my heart pounding, I held the phone receiver to my ear rehearsing what I might say.  Finally a woman's quiet voice answered. "Hello Mrs. M.? This is Tina, Ronna's friend from second grade. "I want to thank you for caring enough to invest in my life when I was 8 years old." Forty-six years ago… Continue reading Does It Really Matter Anyway?

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Hijacked Emotions and Thoughts

Hey Mom! Is this a good time to talk?” That’s what I heard last week when I answered my phone. Sure, I always love when one of our kids calls to talk! “I know you’re just trying to help but sometimes it feels like you’re trying to take over.”  Uh oh! Maybe I don’t have… Continue reading Hijacked Emotions and Thoughts