Day 4 in Africa: Babies, Mice and Gogos

August 19th I still can’t believe we’re here and that I’m this far from home and my family. Despite being in another continent, I feel strangely comfortable. I have prepared myself for this trip, so I haven’t felt terribly culture shocked yet. My team is great and they make me…

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Malawi!

Hi friends! It’s been a while. I figure the less I post, the better. Builds suspense, right? Seriously, I’ll try to be better about posting more in the fall when the kids are back in school (I think I say that every summer). I have so many updates, this post will…

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Little Dresses for Africa: What we need

Hi friends! In two months time, I will be in Malawi. On a short-term mission trip with Little Dresses for Africa. Botching up the language, shrugging lots of shoulders and probably committing several faux pas. I’m getting more and more updates from my team leader, which reminds me of all…

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Undone

This past Sunday, I had the privilege of speaking at St. Mark’s Chapel on the UCONN campus. Earl, along with our good friends Kris & Jen Allen, Amanda Hanzlik & Aaron Nebbia lead worship in a jazz style as a group called the “Jazz Lauds band.”   For those of…

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March for Change

It’s been two months since the tragedy at Sandy Hook. Solving gun violence in America is a multifaceted issue. Many things need to change. But gun reform is fresh in my mind after attending the March for Change in Hartford this morning. Thousands of people flooded the Capital Building. Dozens…

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Enough is Enough

After Sandy Hook, I felt powerless to do anything. I found it hard to get out of bed. I knew there wasn’t time for this kind of behavior, yet I just couldn’t gather the strength to mobilize. I think we were all in mourning.  I gave myself time to grieve….

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Love Wins!

December 14, 2012. My world changed that day. I’m sure it did for many of you, as well. It’s the day 20 school children and 6 teachers / administrators were taken from us, in such a horrible act of violence. I’ve wanted to blog about it, but something was telling…

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Dealing with Disappointment

A year and a half ago, my husband told me that he wanted to apply for a job in Texas. I am a New Englander, through and through. TEXAS?  My response was, “You can apply, but I’m not moving to Texas.” This job was perfect for Earl. He is a…

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