Price Tags

I watched a show the other day called “The World’s Most Expensive”. It was interesting… to say the least. The program featured the world’s most expensive dog collars, cookies that cost $7,500 EACH, jewel encrusted fruit, chocolate sundaes that will set you back $25,000, spa treatments for a mere $100,000, and cars that are a …

You know you are a Mommy…

..at Christmas time when: 1.  Your kids ask you 57,000 times a day how many days are left until Christmas 2.  You find dirty socks, juice cups, and random toys stuffed into the branches of your tree. 3.  The only time you have to shop is after the kids go to bed…. and as a …

Original Spanish?

So… I preached tonight in Spanish. I was nervous. But, it went ok…. I think? After the service as we were standing outside “chatting”… I don’t “chat” much. It’s hard for me to make small talk in another language. Anyway… we were outside, probably doing more shivering than chatting (it’s freezing here right now and …

… on the right foot

Before I blog about the delicious smells coming out of my kitchen… like right at this very moment. Or write about decorations, gifts, and  the traffic that the season seems to generate. I would be remiss if I didn’t start off on the right foot. The real reason for Christmas…. the birth of Christ. To …

There is always a reason

Yes, there is always a reason why things happen.  More often than not we don’t understand the reasons why, and most often we never ever learn the reasons, but sometimes… the reasons stare us in the face and teach us unforgettable lessons. Today I learned an unforgettable lesson… myself and many others. Let me tell …

Do you Discriminate?

Well… do you? I bet you do and you don’t even know it. Even if you are someone who is conscious of what you say and do. Before moving to Central America I don’t recall ever feeling discriminated against. Even with the occasional blond joke, I felt very comfortable in my culture. However upon moving …

What do you think about at night?

I realize that this could be a very loaded question. And I also realize that all answers will vary. Tonight while playing Red 11’s with my parents we experienced a 4.8 earthquake. It started out slow and small and then at one point the china in the cupboards was jumping, my father was telling my …

I really am a Missionary!!

It’s true. I have photos to prove it. Ok.. not on my actual person but I can get them. I would like to present into evidence the following list: (This is what I did in the last two days) Got lost four times while driving to the place I was to meet our team. (Ok …

Ahh Family!!

Our niece is here!! We love her. She is the cutest ever! It’s been awhile since we have spent time with her and we are loving every minute of it. She asks a lot of questions. She laughs all the time. She asks me to braid her hair… I love that. She brought 6 pairs …