09. 07. 2014
July 9th-10

Happy 3rd birthday South Sudan!

We wish very much we were celebrating with you continued peace in the land. We pray daily for your people, and for God to bring peace to the land through His people, the...

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03. 07. 2014

Diet pet food and other complicated issues…

Today as I loaded groceries in the waiting taxi who had agreed to take us through protests to go home, and pushed all four kids into the car I was shouting directions at...

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24. 06. 2014
01-pyramids and fun with teammates

6 reasons to travel…with kids!

I am guest blogging at my friend Jamie’s travel blog today about six reasons to travel with your kids...come join the conversation!   Read the rest of our my thoughts on Jamie’s thoughtful...

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22. 06. 2014

الف مبروك

 ALF MABRUK!   ! الف مبروك   This is the phrase you will exclaim at a wedding. We were so excited to celebrate the marriage of a very special couple here and attend our...

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11. 06. 2014

Why I have not cried this week…

Ever since the lime day I have cried every day this week. Not a simple cry but the tears rolling down your cheek type. Probably not for the reasons you think so I...

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06. 06. 2014
amie relief

A shanta of limes….

  صحبتي!  أنا ما شوفتك في يومين.   Aela* had pulled back from our customary greeting of kissing each other on the cheeks quicker then normal to proclaim this simple chide. She was...

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28. 05. 2014
Sunset over the city

The goal and the means to the end…

We sat in the dark sweating and awaiting power to be restored. Power cuts happen often around here in the heat and with the weather pushing 104 and lots of folks using electricity...

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03. 05. 2014
small bday 11

How we celebrate 8yrs here

Happy Birthday to our NgaMelut! We had a fabulous time celebrating 8 years of getting to know our big girl. Because we all had school on the actual day the festivities started the...

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26. 04. 2014
Red Sea-5

Pair-of-Ducks – Happy birthday to my firstborn daughters –

Some of the cross cultural training we were privileged to take part in  involved helping ourselves and our children that life overseas (ok really just life) is a like a pair of ducks....

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21. 04. 2014
Easter morning. We all got ready for our service. Here in North Africa most of the population don't celebrate orthodox easter so we were one of very few with plans for the day. There were policement in riot gear protecting the church and keeping all vehicles/people away from the building to prevent riots. There were about 100 of us gathering to worship. It was a rough morning for me - I lost my temper, I was tired and grumpy . Truly the perfect timing to remember that God can even redeem my sinful heart.

My soul was thirsty for Easter

Last year my soul needed to be reminded of the depth of Truth that is wrapped up in the Resurrection, this year my soul needed to be reminded that our God is in...

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