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As the new year approaches...

Sunday, December 30, 2012      9 comments

Just thought I'd share this quote from Christian writer Francis Frangipane: "We’ve heard, and even valued the counsel, “Leave it in the past.” It is advice that promises we can unburden our minds of grievous pain or loss. Yet, “Where is the... Read more

Thanksgiving in the USA

Thursday, November 22, 2012      9 comments

Waking up a little later than usual (over the jet lag!) to a sunny, breezy, cool south Florida day... Reading posts on Facebook from friends around the country and the world... Watching the Macy's Day Parade and smiling to think of how... Read more

Packing and "putzing"

Sunday, November 11, 2012      11 comments

"Putzen" actually means cleaning in German, but I'm doing the English version when I should be doing more of the German version. Just wanted to check in and ask my Spark friends to pray for me tomorrow when I fly back to the States. It's h... Read more

Booked

Thursday, October 18, 2012      13 comments

I just finished booking my trip to the States. I'll be leaving Germany on November 12 and plan to stay in Florida til after Easter, almost 6 months. Walking on water, folks!... Read more

One month later...

Monday, October 15, 2012      11 comments

...and what a change my life has taken! I arrived back in Germany about 10 days ago, urged by friends and family to make it back to attend my graduation ceremony. I received my second master's in international theological education. Then I ... Read more

Reunited and at peace...

Sunday, September 16, 2012      31 comments

My dad passed away quietly yesterday morning at 5:30 AM. We had been able to move him to his hometown for rehab, and there were signs of improvement over the first few days.... Read more

A week later

Friday, August 24, 2012      13 comments

...Dad is still hospitalized and I'm still in the States. He is able to walk with assistance and can understand quite a bit, but is still not completely aware of what happened, and has trouble expressing himself verbally. Today he had a feeding ... Read more

Prayers for my Dad

Friday, August 17, 2012      22 comments

Dad fell the night before I was to leave for Germany. In fact, I had already checked in online. It turns out he had a "brain bleed" and he is now recovering in the hospital. He is able to speak but confused and his words are garbled. He is ... Read more

Check-in from Florida

Friday, August 03, 2012      13 comments

Hi folks! Sorry that I haven't been able to keep up on blogs and posts much lately. I'm somewhat settled in here in Florida but my online time is limited. I'm actually enjoying the hiatus: it helps me to be away from email, Facebook, and ev... Read more

Ireland! Germany! USA!

Thursday, July 12, 2012      20 comments

Tomorrow I'm flying to Ireland for 4 days. It will be my first trip there and I'm very excited! I'm more than 1/4 Irish (my dad's mom's maiden name was McGrady) and I've always wanted to go there. This will be a "working vacation" as I've ... Read more

LTGL

Saturday, June 30, 2012      10 comments

***Begin whine*** Couldn't we do the Living the Good Life food tracking challenge in a week OTHER than my birthday week?!?!?!? ***End whine*** This is ACTUALLY a very good thing --- I've learned that how you handle the "special" d... Read more

All's Well

Thursday, June 21, 2012      13 comments

I posted on my status but not here on my blog. Both exams went just fine. I was amazed at the score I got on the written test because I felt like I had run out of time before I got in everything I wanted to say. But I guess I covered everything ... Read more

Testing...1, 2...

Sunday, June 17, 2012      12 comments

Tomorrow is the 2-hour written final for my master's and Tuesday is the oral exam. Just two days of testing, not three! The written test could be on just about anything, so there's really been no way to study. I'm just going to trust that... Read more

Weak - No! - Week Ahead

Sunday, June 10, 2012      6 comments

Wow, after finishing my paper and turning it in, I really felt like a wet noodle, a deflated balloon, an old dish rag, (insert further similes here). I didn't get much sleep last week and then all the tension that had built up over the three w... Read more

Streaker

Saturday, June 09, 2012      11 comments

Today I celebrate two years straight of daily 30 minutes intentional exercise. On some days, it's been just an easy walk, or marching in place in front of the TV. Other days, a run, a long Nordic walking tour, or maybe a session with Jillia... Read more


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