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I love the movie Julie & Julia.  Swallowed whole by life and her own inability to stick with anything, a young woman full of potential sets an unreasonable goal. She finishes, and of course, she becomes wildly successful. But that’s the icing on the cake. The real treasure in her story is that she found […]

Adjusting to Life Overseas | When Did I Become Julia Child?

Expat Life

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Here I sit. The lone sign of Christmas past draped softly over my legs. My feet finishing the semicolon of Cobalt’s husky curl. Light from the the lazy Mediterranean sun pours in through the windows. The buzz of cars, mottos, and children’s laughter pours in as well. I didn’t expect this. I didn’t expect to […]

I Didn’t Expect This

Faith

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It is hard to unravel the depth of grief I am carrying, the depth of grief my community is walking through. A family I love waits with hope and grief to see what God will do while their 6 month old son lingers in hospice care. Baring the miracle we continue to seek, his healing […]

God in the Valley

Faith

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Sarah calls it a work horse. I think it is more like Cinderella’s magic horse and carriage. Regardless, a little blue car is whisking me away to a place where dreams can come true. Only the place I am going doesn’t look anything like Prince Charming’s castle. Truth be told, it looks like a trash heap. In […]

A Fairy Tale Called Hope

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Don't move, Sassenach, just for a moment, mo duinne – be still. But bees that hae honey in their mouths hae stings in their tails, aye?

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