Archive for the ‘Joy’ Category

Not Blogging

09Apr12

Just a quick post to point out the obvious – I have decided blogging is one of the things that’s going to be on the back burner for a while (not sure how long). Life is good – I’m settling into a routine, finding certainty in uncertainty, and drawing strength from time spent on my […]


Starry Night

31Oct11

So last night I was out late (oh no!) having fun (yikes!!) with others who are attending this training.  After a rousing game of fishbowl (Snarky turtle avenges the past!), we were driving back to the mothership and noticing the AMAZING stars.  Somehow being at elevation (7200′) with winter around the corner makes things sparkle…  […]


Made My Day…

29Oct11

On Thursday I got a large white envelope in the mail.  It totally made my day!  Inside were notes from “my” fifth graders at church – the kids I’ve watched grow up from Pre-K! Most of them were the heartfelt, “I loved having you as my teacher and hope you’re learning a lot,” type of […]


So out here in glorious Colorado we’re back in the swing of classes after a terrific weekend.  Last Friday the language-acquisition portion of my five weeks here wrapped up, and on Monday we began the cultural adaptation part (a.k.a. the gut-spilling part).  There were only 14 of us here over the weekend, and we got […]


So on Monday I arrived in Colorado for five weeks of pre-field training.  I’ve decided I love it here. :-) Here’s the view out my window yesterday morning: The rock is called Elephant Rock, but unfortunately it’s on private property so I can’t go climb it.  However, what you can’t see in the picture (besides […]