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Ode to the taxi-brousse

Just the mention of the word stirs up a mixture of emotions in every Peace Corps Madagascar Volunteer. Everyone’s got a story, or 20, about traveling around this beautiful island in a taxi-brousse, known as a “bush taxi” in other countries. 2,505 more words

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Why do I lead?

I have a heart strings story related to the number one reason of Why I Lead. 

As a 3rd grade teacher I had a student who broke 52 pencils, I’ll call him No. 300 more words

Lessons Learned

The Reason for Missions

(Excerpt from John Piper’s “Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions”)

“When God brought his indictment of his own people to a climax in Romans 2:24, he said, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” That is the ultimate problem in the world.

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A Different Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is so different for so many this time of year…

Some have great big family gatherings with homemade dishes, roasted turkey and giblet gravy… Some have smaller gatherings with a few homemade foods and a catered meal…Others gather two by two and cook something meaningful…and still others make reservations or simply stand in line to have their meal served to them on this glorious day of Thanksgiving. 431 more words


Lessons about Writing: Ads

As a new writer, I have a lot to learn. Sometimes I wonder if I wouldn’t have been better off sticking to my day job. But then I think about my characters and the time it took for me to make them, and so I keep trying and hopefully, I’ll get to tell a story someday. 1,871 more words

Making Choices

Do you ever get the urge to make a fresh start? I’m talking about a real fresh start here, not just switching up your shampoo or making a new Spotify playlist. 511 more words

Random Thoughts

So Many Needs, So Little Time

I have been engaged with so many dynamics the past week that I am not sure how to define it all except it is the human condition. 406 more words