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Category Archives: Africa

My Story and Why I’m Saying Goodbye to My Blog of 4 1/2 Years

The story began on Christmas 1985 when I was just nine years old. I received my first camera as a gift that year. It was film, of course. One of those old-fashioned rectangular Kodak cameras, I’m quite sure. $10? $15? $20 max? Who knows how much that camera cost. I might not have known it…

An Invitation to Sit With the King

One year ago today, I boarded a plane to Kenya, Africa. I always dreamed of serving in Africa. I always knew I’d go someday. But I never, ever dreamed it would be so soon. You see, it wasn’t my choosing as to when, how, where, or with whom I’d travel to Africa. One random weekday…

My 40th Birthday. Dreams Surrendered. Gifts Received.

I held two long-standing dreams for my 40th birthday. Run a marathon Take a mission trip to Haiti with my husband Run a Marathon I was going to run Grandma’s Marathon in June 2016 or Twin Cities Marathon in October 2016. The dream to run a marathon for my 40th was serious and alive for a…

When “How are You?” “FINE.” Hit Home Hard

A story’s been sitting in my heart. Deep. Within. Crying to be let out for nearly two months now. A story of FINE. “How are you?” “FINE.” “How are you?” “FINE.” This story of FINE. It’s so old. I’m so over it. So done with the mask of FINE. FINE. FINE. Let me tell you the…

Africa. The Untold Stories.

“…all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”  –Psalm 139:16 I’ve already published 10 posts about my trip to Africa. Technically, the series is complete. But my heart knows you haven’t heard the whole story. I’ve been holding a lot inside, handling memories tenderly, delicately and dear….

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