Back from the Jungle Churches
We left Iquitos by LANCHA (large boat) on Tues, rather than the hoed for Mon, and LATE, so we arrived at the village of Jorge Chavez on Wed well after the sun had set. But I was delighted to see the familiar face of Pastor Augusto awaiting on sh... Read more
The best laid plans...
Itīs so nice to have a trustworthy God so that when our own plans are foiled we at least know that those of our God do not. Marleni, Abel, Levy, and I arrived at the port in good time with our stuff. Ps Johel arrived soon after (Betti took the r... Read more
Well, When we arrived in Iquitos, I didnīt want to pay a porter to lug our stuff so between me and abel we hauled our luggage out to the curb where Foreeman was waiting. Hearing his characteristic whistle, I called to him , Toma tu bendita maqui... Read more
My thanks to all who have been praying ... keep it up!
Sonia got me to the airport at 130, and my 420 flight left at 530, thus missing my 620 Chciago connection BUT I was put on the wait list for the 705, and JUST made that walking at a good p... Read more
I got home from school yesterday all tired...but WIRED. I KNEW I wasn't going to be able to nap until I had somewhat finalized my packing. (I still ended up shuffling things from carry-on to Iquitos box to Lima box to carry-on). Of course I can'... Read more
It's 3 days before I leave for Peru. I've bought all I'm going to buy, and will finalize packing Thursday night (okay, probably last minute adjustments Friday when I get home from school). I'm bringing workout dvd's and resistance band, trusting... Read more
Although I didn't get rid of more pounds as I'd hoped prior to my trip, I've at least maintained and am happy that I'm ten less than when my Peruvian friends last saw me. So that's SOMETHING. And being there, I'll have less temptations - less OP... Read more
Lately in the daily reflections we've frequently discussed our power to affect others and the world around us. So, since it's been a while since I changed my pix, I figured I'd focus on that. The gallery shows progressive pix from the 5 week mis... Read more
Warm day today - hurray! -so I wasn't wearing a sweater. I'd gotten rid of some of the yo-yo'd pounds... Well, one of the (male) teachers commented, 'I don't remember if I mentioned anything to you or not - if I have forgive me for being redunda... Read more
fasting and praying
Not to lose weight, mind you, even though I am disgusted with my previous lack of self-control. I want to embark on this 40 day prayer-fast with my church (and others) - and decided to take it from day to day as to what I will fast.
I breakfa... Read more
one step backwards...
It's the eating thing. Food just tastes so good, and sometimes I'm just tired of tracking the calories I would rather just stuff into myself! BUT I continue to workout...even when I would like to skip it...and I even do more than my goal of card... Read more
"How come you're so nice?"
As a Teacher Assistant, I'm occasionally asked to take kids out of the class...whether they're being disruptive, so that others won't be distracted...or the class is particularly distracting and the ones I take out are the beneficiaries...to giv... Read more
Well, I'm not sure the exact spelling...somehow that doesn't look right...it's that Italian pastry, made from a waffly type cookie, rolled and stuffed with a sweet cream-cheesy flavored confection and this one was coated with dark chocolate. Wel... Read more
Okay, I had a bad week last week and the pounds just PILE on with such EASE, it's disgusting! Okay, I don't think I'll ever be THIN: skin loses its elasticiy, and I have years of extra-weight-stretched skin on belly and arms, so that'll just kin... Read more
How's that go - "What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God" - ? something like that. My daughter Abi asked me what I want for Mother's Day, and it was funny , I had to tell her I'd been focusing so much on what could... Read more
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