Monthly archive for ‘ September, 2013 ’

Celebrating Today

24th September 2013 | 0 Comments

I love this date–September 24. It carries deep personal meaning for me, for today Joel and I celebrate 20 years of marriage, and 24 years of being a couple. This day is rife with the nostalgia of precious memories and full of hope for future “memories”. Every once in a while, God gives us the […]

The Gift of Service

19th September 2013 | 0 Comments

Most of my readers know that I have recently been on a trans-continental trip with the intent of teaching English as a second language. I have been careful in writing regarding this trip because of the sensitively of this area of the world. Thus, direct references to people or places must be avoided. Please forgive […]

Seven Cows, a Dozen Chickens and Ten Sacks of Grain

8th September 2013 | 0 Comments

(This is my re-telling of the traditional story. Such a beautiful, spiritual message here.) In many parts of the world a man seeking a wife, must be willing to pay his future father-in-law for his bride. (Isn’t it odd that in other parts of the world, a woman must come to her husband with a […]


4th September 2013 | 0 Comments

This morning during our time of group devotions before a day of teaching English as a second language, the leader said something that really struck me. He commented that traveling a lot has made him think about what home feels like. While all of us have a natural comfort at home that we might not […]

A Graveyard of Hopes

3rd September 2013 | 0 Comments

I have been conspicuously absent from blogging this summer. But now that the school year is beginning and life is settling back into a routine I hope to be more faithful. I fondly remember a dramatic quote by one of my favorite novel characters, Anne Shirley, “My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.” […]