CP…A God Sized Miracle

A week ago, we were able to go and meet some people at The Hope House here in Swaziland. The people at this place are in critical condition with life threatening diseases and conditions such as HIV/AIDS, strokes, TB, cerebral palsy and others. The head nurse told us that in order for patients to come here, they must make a reservation because they only have so much space. It costs them 20 Rand ($2 USD) a day to stay here. They also must have a family member or friend stay with them 24/7 as their caregiver. As many of you know, God has blessed my family and I with my sister Ashley, who has cerebral...

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I am more than a CONQUEROR

All my life I’ve been striving to be the “perfect” person.  I always tried hard in my studies (okay maybe not maths), I was always saying the “right” words or doing the “right things”, I was always trying to find ways to be seen as “the good child”. When I was little I would be good so my parents would reward me. Yes they loved me unconditionally but I still sought after the recognition and rewards of being the “good one” to get that extra lolly or treat. There is nothing wrong with seeking to be your best – not...

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Finding my Identity

  Identity in Christ is a term I have heard over the years, but never fully understood what it meant. I always thought that my identity was in Christ because I was a Christian. However, I was so wrong. I realize now that through my whole life I found my identity in sports, grades and other people. I allowed how well I did in sports to dictate how good I felt about myself. I allowed the grade in school determine my worth. And I allowed the opinions of others control my confidence. I always acted like these things and people did not control me, but they did. That is why after high school...

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Not what I expected

I grew up the daughter of two teachers. I always expected to graduate high school and go to college, maybe a state school, and do the whole 'start working, get married, have babies and a family' thing. But I've learned over and over again that God doesn't do expectations. He doesn't go for that. He's got this thing for completely, totally changing people's lives. He has a thing for completely surprising us with something even greater than we ever had planned. But it is so hard to let Him. It is so hard to surrender all of our plans, all of our expectations, to the...

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Prepared?

  They say to be prepared for the worst, and hope for the best. I have something better. His name is God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. He has gone before me and paved the way ahead. Even though it has been paved, after time, bump's and potholes appear. The devil may jump in front of us and try to obscure the view of the beautiful things God has laid out before us, but it's still there. It may be just out of reach but soon enough it will be ours. We just need to focus on Jesus and His will. After all Jesus has already defeated the enemy and holds the key to death!   J.O.Y....

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The African Bush.

I just got off the phone with both sets of Expeditions Leaders and everyone has reached their final destinations–of which they will call home for the next two and a half weeks.  They're busy setting up their tents and breathing in the fresh African air. Both teams are located quite far from modern conveniences and therefore will not have Internet access for their time in Kenya.   The team leaders all have Emergency phones that will allow them to communicate with the office and for the office to communicate with them.  I will be posting blog updates for them once or twice...

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