When Body Image and Culture Stress Collide

A story from my home country-- On a sweltering summer day in my childhood I was playing outside with my best friend. We were excited about our matching sundresses. A woman walked by and pinched our legs, saying to my friend, "skinny little legs!" and saying to me, "fat little legs!" She was trying to …

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A Resource for Global Women

https://thriveministry.org/connection/devotional/a-curvy-girl-in-the-real-world Here is a link for Thrive Ministry's Daily Devotionals through the online magazine, Connection. Thrive is a great resource for ladies serving globally. I wrote this particular devotion as a submission to see if I could join Thrive's writing team. I will continue to share links to their site as future devotionals I've written …

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May Your Kingdom Come, Beginning in Me

The blind and lame. Outcasts. Women with colorful histories and men who cheated others out of hard earned money. People with bitter hearts and those who had lost faith in God because of corrupt systems. These represent some of the people Jesus helped, with problems ranging from physical ailments to seemingly unconquerable personal prejudices and …

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Easy, Healthy Recipes

A little over one year ago I contracted Lyme Disease and it changed my life. I felt exhausted most of the day, could not stop sweating, had intense joint pain, and experienced overwhelming feelings of depression. I researched the subject of Lyme thoroughly and found that since my case was diagnosed quickly, I had a …

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Hospitality at Home

The two other people in my little family are different than me, but before Covid19 I had fewer hours with them during the day to be reminded of this.    We normally see each other after full days of work and school— sharing news, homework, household chores, and recreational time. But Covid19 has changed the …

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Social Distancing in My Garden

I usually have a schedule for blog entries that involves serious editing, planning, etc. But for a little while now we have been practicing social distancing because of the Covid19 pandemic. Daily life looks different, so my posts will be different as well. Most everyone in our city is practicing social distancing.  While it's not …

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Dear International Worker, Plans Change.

Dear International Worker,  To some degree, for better or worse, your plans will probably change. Your expectations for life and work in your host country during the time of your preparation versus actually being there will most likely look different than you thought. That’s okay. It’s common, actually. If plans change in the familiarity of …

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