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  • Cuba: Day Two

    We had an early morning Saturday – up, breakfast eaten and on the road by 8:15. We met our interpreters at Calvary Baptist then headed to our work site. Our four days of work were supporting a church in the Tamarindo neighborhood. The church, approximately 70 members, meets in a home. The owner of the home (standing […]

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  • Cuba: Day One

    I’ve somewhat struggled with how to write about Cuba. Our time in Cuba was extraordinary, which means that no ordinary blog post could do it justice. So do I write more or less about our time there? Complicating matters, I travelled to Cuba without a journal for recording my thoughts. I suppose it didn’t matter […]

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  • Holiday Wrap Up: Part 3

    Ok, last holiday-related post: The Boy and I, because of multiple reasons, didn’t really feel very holiday-ish this year. Lotsa drama, plus The Boy’s DI…it was hard to feel in the mood. Shopping was done at the last minute (very atypical for me). Decorations were only partially hung. We didn’t drive to look at lights […]

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  • Wait for the Last Chapter

    I’m faithfully reading through my Bible this year, joining alongside hundreds of others in my church to be focused on the scriptures. Yet despite reading scripture, it’s still sometimes surprising to see how scriptures can come to life. Take, for example, Romans 8:28 – And we know that God causes everything to work together for […]

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  • My Favorite Album…Live

    I love Andrew Peterson’s album, Behold the Lamb. It’s everything that Christmas music should be – beautiful narrative, a story of a story and amazing musicality. I listen to this album all year long (really), but it’s especially meaningful during the Christmas and Easter seasons. We make every effort to attend the album’s annual Christmas tour. […]

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  • Dealing with the Unfathomable

    This past weekend we lost someone we knew well to suicide. This individual was our former pastor, a spiritual leader, a definite man of God. I’ll be honest, it’s been an emotional week. We’ve not asked why so much as we’ve been deeply grieved at the level of loneliness, despair and desperation that he must have […]

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  • A Lenten Fast

    Over the weekend, The Boy and I received a note from a friend: I am considering a tech-free evening once a week for Lent. Anyone else want to join me in the challenge? My response? No way! Then… Well, maybe. I’ve never done anything to celebrate Lent in particular. That’s partly due to growing up […]