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Entries tagged "reflection"

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 15th 2014
A beautiful first day at the conference in Sekgopo, South Africa - a little village of about 30,000 people at... 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
October 9th 2014
Adventure is doing something you've never done before without expectations or a plan. It's my first international mission trip and it's... READ MORE
October 5th 2014
It's Sunday here in Lusaka, Zambia and that means worship. Big, beautiful worship of God and all His blessings filled... READ MORE
October 4th 2014
Cookies for Breakfast Being an adult, I've always loved the idea of ice cream or cookies for breakfast but rarely have... READ MORE
October 3rd 2014
TRIP STATS: 2 Ethiopia Air planes 27 hours of travel 17 hours in the air 7 tired ladies from 3 states 7 timezones 7,697 miles away... 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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