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Mapping Out a Future

“Fear will give us a reason not to try.  Hope will give us a reason not to listen.” ~ Bob Goff   Recently, Christina Benedict and I had the opportunity to visit MAP International’s state-of-the-art pharmaceutical warehouse in Brunswick, Georgia. Christina is a member of my Cambodia Missions Team. Together, we toured MAP’s warehouse and talked…

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Women Rising

“Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time.” Judges‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Deborah is one of my favorite leaders mentioned in the Bibles’s Old Testament. She led Israel during a time of great distress and war. She led with courage and wisdom during a time her community desperately needed courage…

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The Kid Power Handwashing Project

“Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs.” ~ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention I have been enjoying myself making Kid Power Organics soap! In the process, I have been imagining ways in which the soap could have a positive impact on the lives of the children who attend Light of Future…

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Quit Talking Begin Doing

Today, I had the joy of visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida with my family. My grandson, Noah, is obsessed with animals. We saw some of his favorites: zebras, hippos, crocodiles, gorillas, and monkeys. I hadn’t been to a Disney World park in many years and I was in awe. Animal Kingdom is amazing.…

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The Power of Soap

  “I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else.” ~ Pablo Picasso   Lately, I have been very busy making goat milk soap. Initially, I started the project thinking that I would develop a STEM activity for kids in our Children of Inmates Program. Last year’s STEM project, KidPower2015, focused on clean,…

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Taking Me Back and Forward

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. This week, I have the privilege of being a Mentor at the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Orientation and Training for New Executive Directors. These new executive directors are preparing to implement a CDF Freedom Schools Summer Camp within their…

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Taking Bold Steps

  “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what Gas has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV I never imagined that making a bar of soap could represent taking a bold step of faith.  When the idea to make goat milk soap first materialized in my…