Today it's supposed to be in the 50's (F of course) and less overcast, and we're still on our Spring Break. So we might go to the zoo. I haven't been to our local zoo in AGES.
But that's not to say that I haven't been to ANY zoo. In fact, t... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal.asp?id=A M.GIRLINBRA... Read more
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
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
"Many are the plans in a personís heart, but it is the Lordís 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
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
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
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