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Serving Without Fear

“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.” ~ Bob Goff In less than three months, a diverse team of servant leaders will leave Trinity Church for Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This will be my fourth opportunity to lead a Trinity Mission Team to Cambodia and my fifth…

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Life Work as Art

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” ~ Henry David Thoreau Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed by life, I pause to work with my plants. Digging around in the dirt, pruning, fertilizing, and just looking at how they are growing seems to help me relax and refocus. Watching the life cycle of plants,…

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Somewhat Impossible

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” ~ Bob Goff The Children of Inmates (COI) program just celebrated its 10 year anniversary. It’s surreal to think about everything that has transpired over the last ten years.…

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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.…