Doin’ It Kenyan Style – Part 2

Spending two weeks in a foreign country means there’s no shortage of stories to tell.  While my last column focused more on the cultural differences that I had to navigate through, today I want to talk about some of the things I loved.   English.  When I travel out of the country, I never expect Read More

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Doin’ It Kenyan Style – Part I

On November 9, after two weeks in Kenya, my husband and I landed safely at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. It was a long journey and I was ecstatic to back on sovereign Texas soil. When traveling abroad, one has to put aside all Western thinking; otherwise you will end up miserable for the Read More

Super Powers

My Super Power

Growing up who did not secretly wish, even briefly to be a super hero? Personally, I always wanted to be Wonder Woman. Her ability to spin around and change clothes, transforming from ordinary Diana Prince to Princess Diana AKA Wonder Woman mesmerized me. Never mind that the television character played by Lynda Carter in the Read More


Heart for the Nations

​Growing up in church, the concept of foreign missions wasn’t unfamiliar to me, but neither was it personal. Missionary work was something other people did. In 2003 my husband took his first missions trip to Macedonia, I stayed home and took care of the children. In 2005 he made his first trip to Kenya, returning Read More

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“Living Outside the Lines”

It is hard for me to believe I have been publishing my own blog since April 2009.  I really discovered my love for writing during a college English course.  After that semester ended, my desire to write did not, so my husband, James, created a blog where I could have both an avenue and an Read More