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Surprising Benefits to Being Totally Desperate

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We were totally desperate. My husband got his paycheck and we hoped that this week there would be money in his boss’s account to be able to cash it.

We had just started raising support for our plans to move to Brasil as missionaries.  In fact, our first presentation at our first church was that next Sunday, one hour away. 

By that Sunday the only money we had was for gas for our vehicle to travel the hour, and gas for my husband to work during the week.  

We had run completely out of milk.  We simply explained to our kids that we didn’t have any milk and that they would just have to wait a few days until we had money to buy some.  Oh…and we ate the last of our bread for breakfast too. Continue reading “Surprising Benefits to Being Totally Desperate”

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How to Be a Close Knit Family

We had the privilege of living in Southern Brasil for 10 years.  It contributed to our being a close knit family. Our family experienced challenges and grew during our time there.  Yet, one of our struggles was in finding consistent ways to connect to each other. There were so many distractions and important things that vied for our time. Continue reading “How to Be a Close Knit Family”

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Make Your Child’s Day!

How to bless your child and others too

We had the opportunity to make our child’s day and it was a success! The party went great, exceeded expectations.  AND, we helped make our girls’ day just a bit brighter.

Have you ever had the chance to make your child’s day?  I mean, to really make them feel special by putting in a lot of effort to show them how important they are to you?  

We had a chance to do that and at the same time bless  other kids.  In fact, we receive an equal blessing! Continue reading “Make Your Child’s Day!”