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love and remembrance  Posted on 02/14/2013
Making transition is hard. All our priorities, task-lists, want-tos, and hopes get flip-flopped, delayed, forgotten, and shifted. Many times over the past 6 1/2 weeks, I've had every desire, every intention of continuing this blog, if...
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tidings  Posted on 12/27/2012
One of the greatest pleasures of parenthood is being the creator and first-row audience member to my children's experiences of Christmas magic. This year, we've gotten to celebrate the holidays in Georgia with Don's parents,...
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blessings  Posted on 12/10/2012
They say a picture's worth a thousand words...and friendship is priceless. Here are a few photos worth many thousands of words with friends who have left an eternal imprint on our hearts. Ali and Pas at Lake AtitlanBekah, Marta, and...
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tesoros  Posted on 12/09/2012
Treasures. That's what these friends are. Over the past several years, we've had the blessing of friendship from many people. With the transient lives that many missionaries live, we don't always know for how long we will...
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humble gratitude  Posted on 12/07/2012
I'll let you in on a little secret that most full-time missionaries know. When most people decide to do missions full-time, they think they are "bringing" something to the place they are going. Sometimes they think they are...
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delighting  Posted on 11/21/2012
Part of what allows us to be grateful is taking the time to delight in all the good things He's given to us. Today, with a bit of sunshine and a bit of water, I found myself delighting in my children. These past four and a half years...
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Mt. Pacaya  Posted on 11/18/2012
Mt. Pacaya is a tourist destination here in Guatemala. The volcano has been in constant eruption since about 1965, and is relatively safe. The last major eruption was in 2010 which caused volcanic ash to cover Guatemala City and shut down...
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jewels  Posted on 11/12/2012
Remember this song from your childhood?Make new friends,but keep the old.One is silver andthe other's gold.As we prepare to make "new" friends, I found myself worrying about "old" friends that we hadn't seen...
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knowing happiness  Posted on 11/07/2012
The kids and I have been studying pioneer life. Today, we came across this quote from the diary of a pioneer woman and spent some time relating her experience with our own. Charlotte Van Cleve wrote in 1810... We felt our hearts stronger...
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faithful friend  Posted on 11/06/2012
The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic. ~ Henry Ward BeecherSometimes getting ready to make the transition back "home" is harder than it was to come here in the first place. Our twins, who were 4-year...
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