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Soil Reveals the Complexity of God

Have you ever wondered what’s in your soil?  How many organisms really reside in that precious topsoil that we so take for granted when we garden?  This is the time of year I spend a lot of time thinking about this. I have just been outside picking greens for our evening salad and repotting tomatoes […]

A Cup of Hot Tea: My Blogging Epiphany

  The other morning as I sat sipping a cup of hot tea (a rare occasion, being in South East Asia and all..), I was pondering my appreciation for such a novelty. For me, a cup of hot tea is associated with rest. A good cup of hot tea is not to be slurped in a hurry as you scurry from task to task. A good cup of hot tea should be enjoyed slowly. It should be one of several, since a good cup of hot tea should come from a pot of hot tea – again implying planning to spend more time than g

Meeting James

Life. who are we? why are we here? This is finals season and every coffee shop around town is packed. I have a new favorite place this semester and I make it my cozy office pretty much every evening. This place in particular has its constant flow of students and hipsters finding their place in and about. This past week I have seen a new face of a different kind poking through the blur of mason jars and laptops. This face is older and more worn with life. His clothes are always the same and his

Intimacy on the Race

Greetings! May the Lord bless you and keep you! First off I would like to announce that I am FULLY FUNDED! Praise the Lord! Now... a teaser. Things be a changing! I don't know the specifics yet about the exact changes, but next week we will be leaving Nicaragua and travelling to Costa Rica. We have Debrief for 4 days before we travel to Panama. So, that techincally means 12 countries in 11 months, ;-) I ain't even mad about it, :-) because Costa Rica was one of the original countries on the ro

Dear Christian Girl, You're going to Get Lonely

Loneliness is one of the worst feelings isn’t it? That horrible feeling that no one understands you, no one is going to be there to pick you up when you fall, and no one cares. These are the lies of the enemy. These are the lies that bind us to a life of fear. Christian girls: You are not alone.  “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 49:10 &nbs

Saved By Grace

   Sitting Here I realized that not everyone who will be reading my blog knows me. Some have heard my testimony, but many don't know it. I want to share with you how I was saved by grace.       When I was between the ages of six and seven my biological mom left me with her boyfriend to be with another man. Being that little I wasn't totally sure what was going on. All I knew is that she loved me and told me to never forget that. That was the last time I saw her fo

Desperate God

The beautiful thing about being a Christian is the fact that we have direct access to the Father. Day in and day out, at all times, we are able to come to Him for any reason and He doesn't turn us away. We know that Jesus came so that we could have everlasting life and John 17:3 says, "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." How great to know that God's plan all along was for us to know Him.  

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FUNDRAISING -Donation Garage Sale MAY 2ND

MAY 2ND, NEXT WEEKEND I am having a donation garage sale. I will also be collecting money for my t-shirts that I’m ordering, 25$ per shirt.  Donation Garage Sale: Anything and everything, whether its clothes, books, furniture, paintings. I will talk anything that will sale. I have a couple furniture donations but I need more help from you guys! If anyone is interested in donating anything shoot me a text or phone call at anytime 8177164630  MAY 2nd at 8am, 9000 Brushy Cre

First Blog Ever!!!

Hey everyone, I have never done anything like this before so get ready for that. On a real note, everything is going great, school is about to get out and I am in the process of finding a job. This half of the semester has been rough with the broken ankle, but I'll make it.    I got a water bottle from the World Race website and I have been getting the  World Race name out there for about a month now. I was so excited to get that in the mail!    It's crazy in less t

In the midst of a crazy week...

Thank you Jesus that at the end of the day I can just relax and lean into Him.  I don't know about you but have you ever just had one of those weeks... or even couple of weeks that you just want to give up? That's what it has been like for me. I gave up fighting, I gave up giving it my all... but thank God for sisters and friends that when you give up fighting they fight for you. It has really been a rough couple of weeks and I had nothing else left to give or pursue. Love is what did it t

Moving Mountains

Imagine if you wake up one morning with your entire family, safe and dry with roof over your head, and later that day being told that you need to find a new place to live in less than a month. And by “find a new place to live”, it actually means build your own house.  In one month. This month we’ve been helping a Christian man named Rafa begin the construction on his new house that he needs to make for his family.  He had a plot of land that he was able to construc

Ask the Lord - Lydiette

Leah and Allison have had a significant impact on one of the ladies working at our second hostel in San Juan del Sur. As they discussed with her their work as missionaries, she spoke with an air of guilt that she was not Christian. Despite this, throughout their conversation she expressed many beliefs of Christianity as her own. They discovered she simply meant she does not attend church. They assured her that she can be Christian without attending church. They spoke life and hope into her, fr

Definition of Insanity

Definition of Insanity according to Albert Einstein: "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome" Well, I guess that solves that then. I am officially Insane.  I pray and check my donation page. Then I pray again and check my donation page. Then I pray some more and wait a few days and then check  my donation page again.  I have been doing the same thing for about the last 4 weeks. Guess what? NOTHING HAS CHANGED. Guess what? I AM STILL GOING TO

Will We Find Ourselves on Route 66?

The Pew Foundation recently published an interesting article with this strange looking, but helpful, graph. It shows how the demographics in the U.S. public school system are rapidly shifting. Even if we take into account that 10% of U.S. children attend private schools, the reality is obvious: our country (especially the under 18 population) is in the middle of a rapid demographic shift.

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