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September at Our Homeby  

I can hardly believe that fall is upon us already, but the beautiful crimson leaves outside my window attest to the fact that it's true. I am always sad to see the summer go, especially since we had such a... Read More

So, Mornings… How Are They Going for You?by  

Have you met my friend, Kat? Allow me to introduce you... She makes a ball cap look great. She loves Tex-Mex food (me, too- except I live in Canada. Drat.) She actually has a chin-up bar in one of the... Read More

Is Compassion International a Good Investment? A Husband’s Perspective.by  

**Many of you may have realized that I was blessed to have my husband, Ryan, come with me on my trip to the Philippines last week. Though we hadn't originally planned for him to join me in writing, he was... Read More

How to Pry Open Swollen Eyesby  

I've been hugged more this week than I probably have in the last year. I love it, but really? I'm just getting to the point where I want to go home and hug my own kids. Ready to go home... Read More

Because I’m Afraid That I Will Forgetby  

I was washing some of my dirty clothes in the hotel bathtub this morning. Sweating profusely every day will make you go through what you packed in your suitcase in a hurry. As I knelt over the tub and scrubbed... Read More

Of Rubber Boots, Self Pity and Laddersby  

I met a woman who has water flooding her house, up to her knees, for 9 months out of the year. She has to wear rubber boots inside while she cooks and feeds her family. She has two sons, and... Read More

What the Hands and Feet of Jesus Look Likeby  

Weary to the bone, and emotionally upside down, my brain feels saturated with images and stories, but firing on too few pistons to really tell them. That's where I'm at as I attempt to write this post and somehow convey... Read More

What Does It Take to Change a Life?by  

Though rather bleary-eyed from a day and a half of travel and far too few hours of shut eye (but thankfully enhanced by an amazing breakfast and stellar cup of coffee), our group headed off to the Compassion headquarters in... Read More

Frugality as a Means of Giving (and Meet Keeper of the Home’s New Sponsor Child!)by  

Why do you practice frugality? It's such a hot topic these days, how to save money and do more with less. We read about it, talk to our friends about it, put great amounts of effort into living it. What's... Read More

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