Queen's Guard

Guard the Gate

Touring around London I saw a lot of guards. Guards at Windsor Castle, The Queen’s Guard, Buckingham Palace, Downing Street where the British Prime Minister and other dignitaries live, the British Museum, and anywhere there was someone or something of importance residing. I especially loved these Royal Guards donned in their bright red coats, shimmering…

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Windsor Castle

Castles

I recently had the blessing to go and visit my daughter, Carina, who is currently living, studying, and working in London, England. On two of the few sunny days we had, we ventured out to see Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace. Windsor Castle is one of the castles where the current British Royal family…

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Take the First Step

Each New Year I pray and ask God to give me a “Banner” Bible verse or verses for the year. I have been doing this for about 6 years now and continue to be amazed at how right on, encouraging, and supportive they always are. I really shouldn’t be, since His Word is LIVING and…

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Look in the Rearview Mirror

A few months ago I was struggling with trusting the Lord for some next steps and as I was praying He said to me, “Look in the rearview mirror.” At first I was not sure what He meant by this but as I prayed it through more I realized that God wanted me to look…

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Fishers of Men

I can hear the singing and pulsing drumbeats as the van pulls up next to the small tin building at the end of a long and winding dirt road. The grass crunches beneath my dusty shoes as I jump down, raising a hand to my eyes to block out some of the glare of the…

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JAMBO!

That’s hello from Kenya! Our time arrived safely last Friday evening along with all our luggage. It was a very long travel time of two 8 hour flights with a 3 hour layover in Amsterdam airport. We were warmly greeted by our Kenyan hosts and taken to our accommodations for the evening. We unpacked a…

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The Night Before the Plunge

My room is a mess. I’m sitting in the small space on my bed not taken up with camera equipment, protein bars, clothes, shoes, books, and other miscellaneous supplies. If not for the somewhat organized chaos and my full suitcase downstairs, I would not believe that I’m getting up tomorrow and boarding a plane to…

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I Will Follow

I love the new song by Chris Tomlin titled “I Will Follow”.  It has encouraged me greatly as Carina and I are about to embark on this new adventure to Kenya. Where you go, I’ll go. Where you stay, I’ll stay. When you move, I’ll move. I will follow. All your ways are good. All…

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Anticipation

Sometimes I lie awake at night and think of the future. Sometimes I can see it clearly painted across my ceiling, like a glowing landscape of stick-on stars, and the very thought of it thrills me. Sometimes, though, there is nothing on my ceiling except the crushing weight of the unknown, and fear keeps awake…

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Bandaids

Ouch!

Part of preparing to go to lands far away is to get immunization shots. Going to Kenya is no exception! Especially when you are traveling there for the first time. I had no idea what “You’ll need a few shots” entailed until I visited the travel clinic for the first time the end of May.…

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