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Henriet Schapelhouman
Interests: People, leadership, technology, volunteering, social media, making a difference, family, travel, missional ministry.
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June 6, 2019: The 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944, changed the course of history. The courage and bravery of the Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe. Appropriately, the anniversary of this momentous day was celebrated by dignitaries and veterans from across the world. 97-year old veteran, Tom... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Henriet's Blog
Thank you Billy Graham… remembering a life well-lived A legacy in my life: From Amsterdam to San Jose, CA to Redmond, WA Billy Graham has had a profound impact on my life. It started with my father just after World War II in the Netherlands. My dad had found Jesus... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at Henriet's Blog
Supporting families of drug addicts, addicts and friends What is True Hope Community? We are a recovery community of families of addicts, people struggling with addiction, as well as their friends and loved ones. We are a safe and welcoming place offering support and community. We meet in a 45... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at True Hope Community
Too much to do can lead to worry, even fear. Jesus commands the winds and the waves. He tells us to Fear Not. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at Henriet's Blog
Fear nothing except God. Don't be afraid of God but fear Him. What does that mean? Truly fearing God removes all other fear. Fear not. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Henriet's Blog
God Himself is the gift. His Presence is our great reward. With Him we will be blessed and Fear Not. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Henriet's Blog
God is our true reward yet so often I choose more sleep over more time with the Lord. Without God my fears increase. With Him, Fear Not! Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Henriet's Blog
Choosing trust not fear. Sharing about the path through trials to victory trusting God one step at a time. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Henriet's Blog
FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real. Are your circumstances feeding your fears? There's an antidote. Fear Not! Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Henriet's Blog
Fear for fun? Love to be scared on Halloween? Not me. Here's another installment in the Fear Not series. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Henriet's Blog
Anxiety affects over 40 million American adults annually. Add to that those of us who just have fear. Can we escape fear and fear not? There is hope. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Henriet's Blog
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28, NKJV Saying goodbye I love New Year's! Celebrating the start of a new year continues to rank as one of my favorite times... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Henriet's Blog
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.'” Mark 1:3, NKJV It’s almost Christmas… Christmas. Some love it, others dread it. Some started early and completed their Christmas preparations and shopping weeks or months ago. Others live for the last-minute... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Henriet's Blog
So many weeds... Last Saturday I spent a long overdue six hours in the garden. Not just over the winter but much of last year I neglected to keep us with the ever present weeds. As I sat on the dirt weeding all around me I pondered about weeds. At... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Henriet's Blog
If we know Jesus and believe in Him as our Lord and Savior, may these words comfort and encourage us: I am the resurrection I am the way I am the truth I am here with you always Nothing is too hard for me I was there in the dark... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Henriet's Blog
In January 2015, I wrote a post entitled, "God keeps his promises exactly…in his time." At that time God hadn't delivered on some key promises for a much loved family member. We were waiting on God to bring him back into a relationship with Jesus—and with it into freedom from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Henriet's Blog
Still, I know that God lives - the One who gives me back my life - and eventually he'll take his stand on earth. And I'll see him ... [I will] see God myself, with my very own eyes. Oh, how I long for that day! Job 19: 25-27 Saying... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Henriet's Blog
A passionate canine encounter Belle the Boxer lathered our guest with love. She attempts to kiss those she likes. It's adorable and annoying. Max the Mastiff mix always tries to jump in, with an emphasis on jump. Max's participation and presence triggers Belle's jealousy. She worms herself in between Max... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at Henriet's Blog
"The state of Washington has a high quality of life and great economic prospects, but people aren't that happy at work," Niu said. "We rank #30 out of all the states we track." Satisfaction at Work Recently, King 5 News did a story on people's happiness at work. King 5 quoted the TinyPulse survey and workers aren't too happy. Surprisingly, Washington State ranks 30th. What does this mean? Can we be happy at work? Gallup's research shows that in the United States about 30% of workers are engaged at work. Most workers go to work but don't love it. Gallup's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at Semper Vita Institute
Today Billy Graham turns 97! Happy Birthday, Billy. May God bless you today and always. Thank you! Billy Graham is the epitome of integrity—both in life and as a Christian. He loves God, has served faithfully, is leaving a great legacy, and through it all has remained humble. His ministry... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Henriet's Blog
Can you hear the song in your head as you read the title of this post? You probably know it was used as the theme song for the TV Show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for 15 years. And on September 27, 2015, CBS aired the series finale. The question, "Who are you?", in the case of the CSI TV show, was about discovering the identity of the victim or the criminal. It was a clever choice for a theme song. Yet the question, "Who are you? Who, who, who, who?" is pertinent to all of us. Do we know who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at Semper Vita Institute
My parents worked for KLM. That's how they met. We traveled a lot when my sister and I were kids…we love this fantastic airline. Now they're doing something innovative and adorable to help their passengers. Go KLM! I love this KLM Lost & Found Video and I love KLM! Thank... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Henriet's Blog
When we are at the worst times of our lives, when we are battling with something, or struggles, whatever it may be, when we are at our highest point as well, when things are going really well, we want somebody to comfort us and be there for us and to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Henriet's Blog
"I'm a T so I am logical." "I'm a P so I wait till the last minute." "I'm an E so I enjoy talking." "I'm an I so I need alone time." "I'm an S…" or "I'm an N..." "I'm an F…" "I'm a J…" Is that me (or you) hiding behind type preference? It's so easy to use my Myers-Briggs type preferences to excuse bad behavior. I've done it. Have you? Let me give you an example. I have a preference for Extraversion (short hand people us is, "I'm an E"). And most people know that E's talk a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Semper Vita Institute