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Title: The Last 3 years Subject: Waiting and Trusting June 2013 I wrote: I fight the endless circle of the Sunday.  I have wrote many blogs as I struggle through the ups and downs of church life since my return from Africa.  I am the square peg that doesn’t fit with all the round ones. … Read More

I have rolled away the reproach

I am reading through the One Year Bible this year.  I am a bit behind right now, but still moving steadily forward.  Leviticus and Deuteronomy always slow me down a bit.  Now I have entered into the exciting book of Joshua.  I have been enthralled with the book of Joshua for the past several years… Read More

#Perspective & Giveaway Time!

I had good intentions to get up a post on the first day of Spring.  It was going to be inspiring and epic!  Instead, we made a last minute trip to Nashville, TN.  We found out that our dear friend Papa John was in the US for the first time.  He was our driver/translator during… Read More

Joy in the Journey 2016 – Identity

I loaded my bags into the back of the truck and then climbed into the cab.  It was time to head off with three friends to Joy in the Journey retreat 2016.  Two of us in the front, two in the back.  Each of us wearing unique fingerprints on our earthen vessels.  Evidence that God… Read More

A different story

It is a rainy Tuesday afternoon.  I am sitting here in my everyday kind of day. In many ways it has been a normal day.  Work, lunch, housework.  Checking e-mails and then some Rudi International office work.  I love sharing updates with sponsors about their student!  It is my favorite. In doing so, it makes… Read More

Belong Day – 2016

Each January 15th we celebrate Zalen’s Belong Day.  Adoptive families have a myriad of names for this day from gotcha day, to family forever day, to no more waiting day.  We call ours, Belong Day.  (click on link if you want to know more) 4 years ago on this day, we met Zalen Moise for… Read More

To Blog or not to blog?

To blog or not to blog? That is the question that I have been circling around for about a month.  Do I keep this space?  Do people still even read blogs?  Who has the time?  It was a rough writing year for me and the stats aren’t the greatest.  Maybe it is just time to… Read More

2015 Reflection & the backstory

Another year is about ready to ascend and I am not sure I am ready.  The end of the year and the beginning of another has always been a big deal to me.  I like to reflect on the past year, assess my goals, and set goals for the next year.  A big part of… Read More

Giving Tuesday #UNselfie

I am sitting here writing this post from a hospital room.  As I think about Giving Tuesday, I think about the man lying in the bed next to my chair.  He has went through so much in the past few days.  I hate seeing him in pain.  I am thankful that things are looking better… Read More

What is my response?

I sit here today and my emotions are clouded by a week that was just full of tragedy, heartache, and  unanswered questions.  It was on a personal level filtering to friends and family that I love and then hit globally as news came in from the DR Congo and Paris, France.  The flood of emotions threatening to… Read More