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Entries tagged "prayer"

October 18th 2014
   It's weird not being "busy". Our alarms go off at dawn (which is really early here). We're not in bed... READ MORE
October 17th 2014
Missions work is 90% presence & 10% performance.        On our third and final day of the Women of Worth Conference in... READ MORE
October 16th 2014
5am iPhone alarms ringing in different tones down the echoing hallway of the ladies "dorm" at the Ave Maria Retreat... READ MORE
October 13th 2014
On our last full day in Zambia (Saturday, Oct 11), we headed off to Kalingalinga and Garden to visit Kids... READ MORE
October 10th 2014
The last day of the Women of Worth Conference in Zambia was an emotional time for our team and the... READ MORE
June 29th 2014
I'm not waiting around anymore. It's time for me to do something.   HOW THIS HAPPENED: Last November I was scrolling through my... READ MORE
June 21st 2014
"Life is pain because we expect it to go differently," says a beautiful zen Buddhist priest sitting in front of... READ MORE
April 19th 2014
I lost my Happy.  It seems to have taken a sabbatical and it's really affecting my life. Happy's nemesis, Worry, has been... READ MORE
December 10th 2013
The meaning of grace has been lost.  Do you have a tough time with family at the holidays? Ancient history is dragged... READ MORE
September 16th 2013
Ever feel like you just want to run away? I used to feel that way a lot. I moved coast to... READ MORE
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The Loss of My First Love
December 21, 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in
The Secrets of Letting Go
August 26, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she
No More Should-ing On Myself
July 7, 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even
Struggling With Purpose
June 13, 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet
As You Are. Not As You Should Be.
April 21, 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.
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