Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
My chariot awaits...you really can't imagine how much we piled on this little ole (157k) baby...fun ride to Manyoni...really...& breathtakingly beautiful....now if I can just get my shower to work...:)
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
[Photo, mine, April 2009: Tanzania]
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I had an interesting conversation the other day with my prayer partner. On top of being a great friend, she's a wonderful wife and mother and a principal partner in The DeJohn Group. She's prayed with me and held my hand through some high highs and low lows.
This day I was just chatting about the African masks and art I had brought back, yet haven't found a place for them in my home. While I don't regret getting them, I want to display them. Our home is not huge, and already has so many walls covered in art from our 16 years of marriage.
What my prayer partner said that just struck me as so right was I what I have purchased is part of Life's Roadmap. Sometimes, she believes, God has us do, say, experience, and this case purchase something that is part of our Roadmap. The art and masks, in particular, are part of my future and it is my future home (in Africa?) that will display them.
I do know that during our first year of marriage my dh came home from working in Panama with these things called "molas". I laughed thinking we would NEVER have a home where displaying those things would be appropriate. Guess what is the most beautiful part of our home?
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I've been meaning to post why this is here on my mission blog. Well, I had an interesting conversation with one of my friends. This person is extremely well educated, yet tried to convince me that most Armenians are Muslim, not Christian. What I found thought provoking about this is how our world views are so different if we have one simple fact incorrect. I'm still mulling this over.Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
Friday, June 5, 2009
OK...I did. I got a p...e...r...m. Went into Glynn Jones Salon and had my stylist do it. I feel so funky! The problem was I really didn't like seeing all the pictures of me in Tanzania with my hair pulled back. But, NO hairdryers. So the "blow-out" did not exist for me and would not on my next trip.
I consulted my sister who has two things going for her. 1. She has been on mission trips before. 2. She gets that I don't want to look dowdy even if I am in harsh conditions. Her advice... the PERM.
As you might imagine, I believe I was the first person to actually request a perm in the history of Glynn Jones.
I am declaring myself an official gypsetter and perms are now cool again!
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