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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/letters/ We minister in Ghana, West Africa and drive all over the country. Everywhere we go there are small shops with unique and inventive names. Many of the names are religious, some are wildly funny, but this one stood out from the rest. I think the owner is saying, Hey, I know this is a small shop, but I’ve got a great location on a coastal road with lots of traffic. If… Read More

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/photo-challenge-threshold/ Have you ever loved and been loved by a dog? There’s a beautiful thing, a thing we should learn from dogs. Every encounter is fresh, like it’s the first. They don’t collect relationship baggage. They don’t keep score. They don’t hide their feelings and vulnerability. A dog is all in, all the time. It’s been over three years since my dog died and one of the things I miss the most… Read More

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http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/#more-68713 Say Goodbye to Bad Hair Days! ‘Doing my hair’ can consume about 40 minutes out of a day before I’ve had a second cup of coffee. Doing my hair while traveling to remote African villages is almost impossible. I finally bought a blow dryer designed for 220 electrical after my other one blew up, burned out, or coincidentally reached its expiration date. We’re near the southern part of the Great Sahara… Read More

On a recent trip to Italy we visited a Monastery in Tuscany called The Convent of the Cells. As we were leaving we had to climb a long series of steps and I was walking next to the rock wall. I happened to look up to see how many more steps I had left to climb and I noticed the moss and lichen clinging to the old stones. I took a few… Read More

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm. William Cowper I’m both calmed and excited by the sea. It’s rhythms are soothing, yet everything I see evokes a response. Both the sites and the sounds feed my soul. Last week we took a drive up and down the west coast from Newport Oregon to Eureka California. You asked… Read More

I often answered the same two questions when meeting children as I walked my dog Chelsea. “Is she like the dog from Lady and the Tramp?” Immediately followed by, “Can I pet her?” The answer to both was always yes. She was simply the best dog ever. She was also a minor miracle, although that has to be an oxymoron. My husband never wanted a dog. Not an inside dog, and an… Read More

Postaday has generated a renewed motivation to sit down everyday and commit to a post. I wish you good people at WordPress could create something as effective for my exercise habits. Today I’ve been thinking about passion. This is Bekka who loves her horses and plays with them everyday. I thought when she started horseback riding lessons she’d drop the play ones, but her favorite gift is always another horse, or more… Read More

What’s Wrong With This Picture? A few days ago I came across a new definition for boy: noise with dirt on it. I’m calling it the 2.0 version of snakes and snails and puppy dog tails. The thing I like about the new definition is that it has a WARNING included. Did you spot it? Noise. When there is no noise associated with a boy then you can bet he’s into trouble…. Read More