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I'm learning to live in the grace of God
Interests: spending time with friends, movies, reading, scrapbooking, creating, going to the beach, drinking cappicinos
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One week from today this chapter called Brazil will be coming to an end......and a new chapter begins. I had intended to write so many other posts during this past month but my life has been on fast forward since... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Life in Brazil
Ok people we already have a prayer sponsor for Dani. Just 14 more. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Life in Brazil
Today I delivered an announcement which in turn made 15 young people very happy. They found out they would be going on the reward retreat next Thursday to Itanhaém for two and a half days. I've been thinking, dreaming and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Life in Brazil
Exactly a week ago today I did one of the most difficult things I have ever done to date. I preached about following Jesus then I told my Brazilian church family that I was leaving them to answer the call... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Life in Brazil
It was just a typical trip down town to Mano's salon to get my hair cut and pay a couple of bills.......and at the same time some thing not so typical took place. My stylist, Dalton Mano, owner of Mano's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Life in Brazil
friends......I know.....I's been too long........way too long. I had the best of intentions a few months back when my folks were here to post about their time here......yet with them being here there just wasn't the time. Then they... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Life in Brazil
"One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Book of God, read it, and believe it. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed. We have adopted the convenient theory that the Bible is a Book to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Life in Brazil
I had just put the chicken I was preparing for lunch in the oven and was back at my desk doing some things online when all of a sudden I heard the sound of something hitting glass and when I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2012 at Life in Brazil
6 viewed apartments and two days of waiting later....... we found out today that we will be able to rent the apartment I looked at two weeks ago and for a good price. While I am extremely the real... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at Life in Brazil
It was about a year ago that I moved into my apartment here on Rua Nossa Senhora da Lapa and now it looks as if I will be saying goodbye. We found out late this afternoon that the owner is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at Life in Brazil
Just a short post asking for prayer for our Brazilian friends here. Robberies and muggings have been on the rise as of late. A nephew of one of the owners of Life English Center was robbed right outside of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at Life in Brazil
.........for going to the mall. The skies were cloudy and the weather forecast was for rain. This day had been planned for many months and now after all the preparations it was a reality. God really blessed us with everything... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at Life in Brazil
Last week Menezes and I took one good look around the classroom in Vila Esperança and decided it was high time we gave it the cleaning it deserved. So we roped in the help of our students and had cleaning... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2012 at Life in Brazil
I just looked at the date on my last post..... February 26......sheeeesh.'s been that long since I posted anything? Oh boy. I guess I've been going through a too tired, too busy and too uninspired to write a blog... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at Life in Brazil
It's been a month and a half that I've been sitting silent here on my blog and now it's time to break the silence. First I just want to say "thank-you" to those of you who have been praying for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2012 at Life in Brazil
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Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Life in Brazil
I wish I could take credit for coming up with that title myself but it's a quote by Frederick Buechner which was featured in an article called "Creativity Heals" from the January/February 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. I was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Life in Brazil
but it's been good........very good. Last weekend we had our favela Christmas party with around 50 students in attendance. Despite the rainy weather the kids had a good time playing group games, visiting, eating and some even won a few... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at Life in Brazil
I was informed by my brother that the first Christmas gift under the tree at their house is for me.....from my neice Abby. I love you too Abby and Emily....can't wait to see you next week!! Recovering from the weekend......Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at Life in Brazil
Well.......yes I do.......despite the fact that it's been almost 2 months since my last post. Honestly there are various reasons for the long lapse which I will not get into at this moment...but needless to say it's been a combination... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at Life in Brazil
the problem of pain is...... Wait a minute isn't that the title of a book by C.S. Lewis? While I haven't actually read The Problem of Pain it is definitely a volume I want to get my hands on so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at Life in Brazil
and it's a holiday here in Brazil......actually it's their Independence I have a free day to do what I like...which is nice. It's especially nice since as of yet I don't have internet at the apartment and not sure... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Life in Brazil
sorry for the long duration of silence......but I've been in a whirl wind of packing, painting, packing, cleaning, more packing, moving to a new apartment, unpacking, unpacking and unpacking. Finally I think I have everything where I want it....just a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Life in Brazil
How's your Friday?? Well as some of you know I have been having quite a time getting regular sleep. I just want to say to those of you who have been praying....thank you. The past three nights I have been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Life in Brazil
Supporters.......from brainchild to reality....thank you for making this happen. We couldn't have done it without all of you. Please be prayer for those who attended as we are waiting on the Lord to see the results from this party. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at Life in Brazil