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Chosen: The Gift of Adoption

Adoption is a concept we understand. Some of us may know a person who was adopted, but unless you are adopted, have personally adopted a child, or experienced the process via close friends or family though, you may not comprehend the real beauty of adoption. Only in the last few years have I come to Read More

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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

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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