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Blessings Upon Blessings

This Thanksgiving God has given me so much to be thankful for.  For starters, I am thankful for my supporters. I am still in shock that God has blessed me with each of you. I could never thank you enough for your prayers, love, and support!  I am so thankful for my church who have played such a large role in making me into the person I am today. You have been such a blessing to me over the past 5 years!  I am thankful for my friends who let me ramble about my excitement for the

Lord, Should I Live In Japan?

The one country I always saw myself going to as a full time missionary. Throughout my college years many countries stood out to me but Japan always had a special place in my heart. Before we actually landed in the country I would pray to God, “Please, let this month show me if I simply was intrigued about the country or actually devoted to seeing the nation revived.” I would quickly begin to experience Japanese culture. When we entered a building we would take our shoes off before s

I wear overalls

Have you ever met someone who told you that you look just like someone else? Like you have a famous doppelgänger? I have heard that I look like a mix between David Beckham and Leonardo DiCaprio (that is definitely up to interpretation). I also have heard that I look like a good friend of mine that we call Gravy. If you know me you know that I have some crazy fashion statements, from American flag chubbies to blue jean overalls. I don't like to follow trends too often so you can see me weari

I'm Thankful for... YOU!

The table has been cleared and the last of the Tupperware containers full of Thanksgiving leftovers have been placed into the fridge. As we all settle onto the couches with our slice of pie and the sports games on TV, I can’t help but think: how thankful I am for this time with my family. The 27-year tradition of converging on Sanibel Island, Florida for this holiday week is always the highlight of my year and a time where we can all be together to reconnect and relax as a family. It&rsqu


I look around and am surrounded by an array of colorful trees painted all over the city. The leaves are more than just green and I have yet to see a single cactus since my arrival to Japan. Starbucks locations are all over Japan­­­– because nothing screams fall quite like a pumpkin spice latte.   I never fully had a chance to experience all of the seasons growing up. The desert either plagued you with HOT wind or COLD wind. Summer temperatures easily soar into the 100&rs

11 things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving

First off I'm sorry that it's been a while since I've done a blog, but I've been bust with school and some other stuff. My Grandpa was in the ICU with Congestive Heart Failure (he's had this for a while), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Kidney Failure (stage 4 of 5). When I got home for Thanksgiving Break my mom told me the truth about my Grandpa, that he was in stage 4 Kidney Failure and would probably have to go on dialysis within the year, and that he may not be around for

World Famous Carmels

I am back in the States, and it is time to buckle down and get to business. Let the fundraising begin! For those of ya'll who don't know, I had the amazing opportunity to go on a missions trip to the Dominican Republic in the beginning of November! It was an amazing trip, and my first oversees missions experience. I find it a little crazy that I committed to going on the Race before even getting on a plane before, but hey, when God calls you to something, you better say yes. All this to say, I

Lets Think Eternity

Greetings family and friends, thank you for your continued support and prayer. As many of you know, we are in Month 3, which is Honduras, and we have about a week left here. Something that really laid on my heart when we arrived on the 5th of November was this encounter. Upon arriving in Honduras we had to take a bus from the capital to Catacamas. As I sat on the bus I thought to myself, “God, how can your truth be shared here? How can I strike up a conversation with this man next to me,

Fully Funded!!!

Thanks to the generosity of all of you I am now fully funded for the World Race!!! This means that I have now met my financial obligation to adventures in missions for my 11 month trip And all donations made through my blog will now not go to me Meaning that if you wish to support me for food, clothes, bungie jumping... the works than please use my go fund me account found at   Once again thank you all so much for your generous hearts it means the world

A new Thanks to be thankful for

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GUATEMALA! Yesterday my team and I spent thanksgiving with some of our new friends and family who we minister to on the streets of Guatemala City. We got to bless them with loads of pizza, fried chicken, fries, tons of dessert  and friendship. :) Being able to sit with them, conversing in broken Spanish, many laughs were shared,  acting silly throwing fries across the table aiming for their mouth, picture taking to remember this great day of thanks, wars

The Day I Sat on Mashed Potatoes

PC: Tabitha Turner Just basking my feet in the warm deliciousness of mashed potatoey butter. #pauladeen  Happy Thanksgiving! 

What the Kids on the Street Taught Me

 A few weeks ago, as I was heading back to our ministry, a kid approached me asking for money. He looked like he was about fifteen years old. He seemed to be wearing clothes that was too big for him. As he got closer I was able to see that the clothes weren't too big, but that he was just really skinny. His face was really dirty and he was also missing some teeth. His veins were also really noticeably on his neck. I couldn't tell if this was from just being skinny or if it was a consequence

Happy Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving! Personally I think the holiday is pretty ironic (let's stuff our faces on the day we're supposed to thankful for what we have) but I'm not complaining cause c'mon... mashed potatoes and gravy. I wanted to take a minute to just share with everyone what I'm most thankful for.    First and foremost, I am thankful for the Gospel. To be honest it becomes almost comfortable sometimes. I've been hearing Jesus died for my sins for 20 years now so I'm pretty used to the

Winding Down the Liturgical Year.

by Christine Sine There are only a few days left of the liturgical year and I have decided its time to reflect back on what God has said to me over the year. I have gathered all the stones that I used in my contemplative gardens this year, all my quotes and words of inspiration […]
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