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Pray Big!

Last week, I had the awesome opportunity to attend the Children of Prisoners Europe Annual Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference venue was the beautiful Operakallaren located across the street from the Royal Palace of Stockholm In the midst of this breathtaking location, we discussed some of the sobering topics surrounding the needs of children…

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A Miracle Supply

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭43‬:‭19‬ NIV) Something new just happened in our planning for the mission trip to Cambodia this summer. Kathy Medd, my good friend, fellow missionary, and…

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Unexpected Joy

“I believe joy is a spiritual practice.” ~ Brene’ Brown, PhD This morning, I woke up poorly rested from a bad dream. I looked at the clock and realized I was going to be late picking up Jamie from my daughter Vanessa’s apartment. Jamie had been like a big sister to Vanessa when she was…

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Joy In the Midst of Trouble

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” ~ Tecumseh I’ve been busy! I spent three days in Orlando at the Southern…

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KidPower2015 Earth Day Song

In December 2014, when I started planning the KidPower2015 Earth Day Project for the Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI) Spring bonding visits, I asked my son, Zachary, if he would consider gifting the project with a theme song. I am so happy that he was willing to prepare something for us that highlights Earth Day…

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KidPower2015’s Potential Energy

Potential energy: the energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors. Earth Day 2015 is upon us and I am excited about how our KidPower2015 Earth Day Project is inspiring kids. First of all, KidPower2015 has revealed something special in our Children…

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Three Girls

“All I want is an education, and I am afraid of no one.” ~ Malala Yousafzai Last week, I had good news about three girls in my life. First, my sponsorship package from Razia’s Ray of Hope arrived last Friday with a picture of the little girl I am sponsoring at the Zabuli Education Center.…