journal entry: a Grenada word picture

sixteen january, two-thousand-eighteen tuesday, late “Sometimes I think that I feel too much. But how can I not, after all I’ve experienced, all the people I’ve met? Sometimes the memories, the tiny snippets in my head, the thoughts come crashing – hard – into me, like the waves against the cliffs of Fort Jeudy. That’s what […]

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. . . 459 Days Later.

459 days ago, I stepped off a plane. I was home. But was it really home? It didn’t feel like it. 459 days. That’s how long it’s been since I was in Grenada. 459 days ago, at this moment, I had just gotten home from being picked up from the airport and going out to […]

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and the madness continues…

Life is full of adventures! Yesterday (Tuesday), I headed to the primary school for a day of fun and just hanging out with the students. There were games and food and no uniforms as the children ran wild and, many of them, flocked about me. I loved sitting in a crowded classroom as 7 or […]

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take notice.

This past weekend was a wild ride. Friday I woke up feeling sick and disgusting, but went to the church that afternoon to help decorate for a wedding that would be on Saturday. We were there for several hours, blowing up balloons, thumb-tacking tulle bows onto the pews, and moving chairs, tables, and desks around. […]

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It’s been too long since I’ve give y’all a real update, and far too much has happened to tell you every detail. But I still want to let you know what’s been happening down here on the Isle of Spice for the past few weeks. Well, close to the beginning of the month, I was able […]

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in His image.

Today was a wild day. I’ve had several rough days in a row, though they have been progressively getting better. Today was no exception. I was down this morning, then cheered up while I got ready for Bible Club. That was lovely: the lesson was quite timely (as I’ll explain soon), and the kids listened […]

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A journal entry.

Lately I’ve been considering the fact that I’m 20.   Seriously. Like, what am I doing with my life?   When I sit down and think about it, it’s something like: “Wow. 20 years old. 2 different jobs that had nothing to do with each other. One year at a community college under my belt–and […]

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Lord of the Small.

“Praise to the Lord of the small broken things, Who sees the poor sparrow that cannot take wing Who loves the lame child, and the wretch in the street; Who comforts their sorrows and washes their feet.” Some little ways God has been showing how huge and awesome He is by giving me little blessing-moments […]

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Stop.   Stop what you’re doing, and think.   What did God show you today? How did He reveal Himself? Stop worrying about your circumstances. Stop trying to figure everything out. Stop stressing. Stop crying in despair. Stop focusing on your brokenness. Stop focusing on yourself. Stop pacing. Stop over-thinking and over-analyzing. Stop avoiding decision […]

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Those pivotal moments.

Tonight I let my mind wander a little bit. I try not to let it go too often, or I start thinking selfishly and wallowing in self-pity. But tonight, my mind went, instead of to a certain place, situation, or person, to a certain time.  A year ago, in fact. Last March, I broke my […]

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This morning Pas was preaching out of the book of Ephesians, as he is doing a series on it. We read through most of chapter one and he was preaching the house down; but something had caught my attention. In chapter one toward the end there are some awesome verses about Christ and what God sent […]

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Ceciltucky appreciation post…

So, today I don’t feel so good. There was no soul-winning today, and Kemisha insisted I stay at the apartment to rest instead of go to Bible Club; so here I sit, listening to movie soundtracks and planning my guitar lesson for Tuesday. My mind has been wondering a little bit, though: thinking about home. […]

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In their footsteps.

Well, it’s been almost a month since I stepped out of that plane into the glorious humidity of the Isle of Spice. Wow. It’s hard to believe that! I’ve been through so much, experienced so much, learned so much already–and I’ve got 5 more months to go! It’s wonderful having a weekly schedule, albeit a […]

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Big news!

Alright, I mentioned on my Facebook page that I was announcing some “big news” tonight. Are you ready? On April 22nd, I am flying from Grenada with a group of my apartment-mate, other ministry-minded young people and Pas, to…… BARBADOS!!!! I am so totally excited for this opportunity! It is about a 45-minute flight from […]

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Life on the Isle of Spice

Well, it has been 14 days since I stepped off that plane into the glorious humidity of Grenada, West Indies. What a crazy, up-and-down week and a half it has been. I have so much I want to tell you all that I don’t even know where to begin. To say that my new life […]

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I lived.

Today I lived. As I woke up at 6:30 and stepped outside to smell the Grenadian morning. As I walked down the dirt road we call our driveway, under the cashew tree and past two cows that appear to be unleashed but never leave. As we sped along mountain roads and felt the wind hit […]

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“Adventure is out there!”

After almost nine months of preparation, my one-way flight to the non-touristy Caribbean island of Grenada is in just eight days. Of course I’m nervous. But nerves keep me humble. I can’t do this by myself: I need to rely on God. Of course I have moments when I doubt myself. But I never doubt […]

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