Compassion Sponsorship - Does it Help or Hurt? (Part 2)

Compassion Sponsorship - Does it Help or Hurt? (Part 2)

In November of 2015, my husband and I flew to Guatemala, the land my daughter loves and the land of my Compassion kids, Juana and Wilmer. Pumped up about a new culture, I’d read extensively, including news about recent landslides. Was Guatemala as beautiful as the pictures? Llegamos a la una de la tarde en la cuidad de Guatemala. (We arrived at 1:00 p.m. in Guatemala City, or Guate, as locals call it). Yep, I’d “Rosetta Stoned” to augment 60s and 70s high school and college Spanish and chatted with bilingual friends till my brain jumbled and I yelled, “Caramba!”  

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Stories From the Jesus House Available Now!

Stories From the Jesus House Available Now!

In 1987, God rescued Bonnie Kae Lentz and her husband Tom from a house inhabited by witches and saved them from lives spiraling out of control. On fire for Jesus, they followed God into a journey focused on simple acts of obedience, like when they painted JESUS on a bedsheet and hung it from their front porch. 

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Here's to February!

Here's to February!

Last week, my family ventured north to an indoor water resort for a few days of pretending it’s not still the middle of winter. We splashed, caught some waves, and froze our hair into icy points while sitting in the outdoor hot tubs. I did just enough of these activities to earn “fun mom” status.

I also attempted some of the dry “fun” on my quest for gaining more points as a fun mom. The most memorable activity for me became the indoor high ropes course.

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Patti's 21.

Patti's 21.

In honor of my beloved silent sentinels that stand proud on nice wooden shelves, I journal the names of all books read. In 2017, 96 special books passed through my hands, heart, mind, and soul. The year championed Agatha Christie mysteries, returned to time and again for their ability to surprise, their championing of moral codes, their peek into English society of the 1940s-1960s, seen through the eyes of the dapper Hercule Poirot, the deceivingly complex Miss Marple. New York Times notables, blind dates arranged by friends, and a few strangers also made the cut.  

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