Guatemala: Women’s Health and Hygiene

Originally posted on ablondeinthecrowd:
Sorry about the lull in posts… Life happens sometimes and I have been busy these past two weeks with work/holiday hours and then out of town photo shoots. I am back however! AND this just stretches the Guatemala experience out more for you all since I have a few more posts…

Guatemala: Clinic Days

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Who else loves the feeling of a warm shower washing the dirt off your body after a long hard day of work. Seeing all the dirt and sweat swirl down the drain away from you, leaving you clean, fresh, and renewed. That is only the surface feeling of what it’s like…

Guatemala Series: Stove Day

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On our trip each day we had different tasks and jobs to do in two different small villages, Los Corrales and Cojahualten. Monday was stove day…. Looking back stove day was probably my favorite time of mission work in the villages. It was incredible to get to go into these people’s…

Guatemala

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November first through the twelfth I was in Guatemala for a medical mission trip with Adventures in Missions (AIM). This trip was something new and something unexpected.. A truly eye opening trip. I honestly was a bit nervous heading out on this adventure and there were multiple times during the trip…

Holy Week for the Orthodox

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This blog post is going to be incredibly different from the ones I’ve done in the past. Completely different. Some of you may know and some may not, but I am Greek Orthodox! To many the way they connect with that would be “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, then they know…

When I was a guest blogger

My middle child is presently finishing up three months in Swaziland as part of her 9 month World Race Gap Year program she is doing through Adventures in Missions. She asked if her dad and I would consider standing in as guest bloggers this week. We acquiesced, and the following is my part of the…

Glory & Honor…’til death do us part….

For years I have managed a small rather sectarian Orthodox bookstore housed within my church… well, the church I attend whose community is very much like a family. My priest recently ask me to order a new resource book on marriage. I ordered it, and it finally arrived. He had a personal interest in this book…

Dying to Self vs. entitlement

So many times I confront the sentiment of entitlement these days…even amongst Christians. Our culture is really me dominated. I remember years ago when I lived in a Christian commune that we put together a book of important verses and poems to be of encouragement to one another. I have loved this poem over the…