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V-Day

Since we had to go by the market for some witch doctor herbs (not really “witch doctor” but herbs for sure), so that Bethie could take a tea and herbal bath to help with her allergies, we passed by a … Continue reading

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A Table Guest

Dayton alerted me with extreme concern that there was a large moth on the table.  I think he’d have passed out had it touched him.  It looks really cool. I placed a kitchen strainer over it, slid a firm piece … Continue reading

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Hospitality

I’m not sure I’ve ever thought about the etymology of the word “hospitality” but obviously, it relates to “hospital,” “hospice,” and the adjective form “hospitable.”  I think since we’ve been missionaries, hospitality is a word we’ve come to explore in … Continue reading

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Month 2

January has slipped away.  February has jumped us.  Don’t turn your back on February.  It closes out quicker than any of them.  We were ill for over half of January so it did seem to pass by quickly.  We still … Continue reading

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Mercy

There isn’t a lot to blog about when you’re sick.  Yes.  Sick.  Horrors.  It was mostly Bethie who was sick.  Hacking up lungs and feeling generally like death warmed over.  So, she went to a doctor (hard to find a … Continue reading

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The Cobbled Road

We have a lot of rough roads around here.  We sometimes take notice, but most of the time the fact of their existence is paved into our knowledge and acceptance of the routine. Recently, we had an expected guest from … Continue reading

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Christmas-giving Dinner

Who knew it would be such a challenge to get in a dinner together over the holidays? We had Thanksgiving at our annual conference, but I had a coordinating team meeting that ran late and the family had already eaten … Continue reading

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