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Food and Fellowship
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      3 comments

I love working among young people. I am so blessed to have my present job as Teacher Assistant in a local high school. When I go on missions, I like to connect with the youth in the churches I visit. I've formed some wonderful friendships and ta... Read more
Meals and Memories
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      4 comments

I do enjoy food - which is why it's hard to lose weight. It's not just the food, though - it's the company. Jesus asks us to remember Him when we eat and drink - and eating and drinking with loved ones is a time for building good memories. I was... Read more
More Memories - Soldados de Espera
Monday, April 01, 2013      4 comments

In the summer of 2007 I made a brief trip down the river from Iquitos, Peru, to revisit some of the villages I'd visited in 2006. My companions were different, however. I had my good friend Marleni, my spiritual son Abel, a good friend and music... Read more
More Memories - Hammocks
Sunday, March 31, 2013      5 comments

I'm facing probably hip surgery this summer, and I'm thinking it may make sleeping in a hammock inadvisable. So I'm thankful for the memories I have associated with my hammock experiences. They began that same summer, in 2006, when we traveled b... Read more
Memory Lane: Soldados de Barro
Saturday, March 30, 2013      3 comments

Since I lost my hard drive in the fall, I lost a lot of my photo files. However, I DID post a lot in my old photobucket account. So today, after having myself a good workout, I decided to retrieve some from my mission to Peru in 2006. Gave me a ... Read more
Glancing Behind, But Looking Ahead
Thursday, March 28, 2013      5 comments

I had a decent tax return this year. And since I'm not traveling, nor am I yet bringing my fiance Levi up here till we get past the bureaucratic paperwork, I am saving money towards a return trip to Peru, hoping for NEXT year. When I left for... Read more
Sunday, March 24, 2013      5 comments

I was checking out a blog of one of my Sparkbuddies who is a missionary in Brazil, and she included photos of the tilapia fishing project they were doing to raise funds
M.GIRLINBRA... Read more
On Living and Dying
Friday, March 22, 2013      5 comments

from Anne of the Island (by Lucy Maud Montgomery) [Anne's friend Ruby is dying of "consumption" and talking to Anne] "I'm so young, Anne. I haven't had my life. I've fought so hard to live - and it isn't any use - I have to die - and leave... Read more
Oh, NOOOOoooooo!
Thursday, March 21, 2013      7 comments

Today I had the basal cell carcinoma removed - a mild form of skin cancer. It was on my left temple, and so the numbing medication prior to the surgery affected my eyebrow. I was amused that I could now do a Spock impersonation. Here it is for Y... Read more
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      2 comments

Me 'n' My Boy I was chatting with my son online and he told me he's leaving Utah and coming back to Rochester, taking an incomplete and setting up a transfer for the Fall... Read more
Saturday, March 16, 2013      4 comments

"Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails." (Prov. 19:21) And so when I make plans, there is that unspoken "given" that things may turn out other than expected. Biggest illustration was last year's trip ... Read more
Friday, March 15, 2013      3 comments
gRdfX7ut8gw I love that song and scene! Every family has its traditions, for holidays, birthdays, and other special events. I love the tradition I've experienced in Peru, where the guests expre... Read more
Running Around
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      5 comments

My grandson was home sick from school today. My SIL had taken my granddaughter to school, and was getting some brake work done. My daughter wasn't sure he'd be back in time to pick up my granddaughter. If it wasn't such a yucky weather day, and ... Read more
How Beautiful Is the Body of Christ
Sunday, March 10, 2013      2 comments
QJfSp_rceFs Over the more than 40 years since I've been saved/born again, I have been so blessed in every church where I've taken up membership. I've been in non-denominational, Lutheran, Baptist... Read more
Taking a Full Day Off
Saturday, March 09, 2013      4 comments

Well, not exactly. I mean, I still did some exercises, and I've done laundry. But I called my tutoring job and asked if she'd mind if I didn't go tonight. It's just...sometimes I just want to stay HOME. I work Mon-Fri, and there's church on Sund... Read more

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