Category Archives: Events

Local Food for a Global Impact

Save the Date: An Opportunity Summer Reception – Local Food for a Global Impact TUESDAY, JUNE 12 Virtue Feed & Grain, 106 South Union, Alexandria, VA 22314 Chapter: YAO-DC As many of you know, I have the privilege of serving … Continue reading

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Oh! The Places You’ll Go

“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you … Continue reading

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Cities

I am learning to love cities. There is something so fantastic about the dynamic energy of thousands of people living so close to each other…the endless supply of good restaurants…the joy of walking everywhere…the pleasure of proximity. In the past … Continue reading

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Valentines Day Ideas, 2011. Pecan Linzer Cookies These cookies are oh so very valentine.  They come from Martha Stewart Living, Feb. 2007.  I made them last year in Kenya for all my girls and they were a big hit. Ingredients … Continue reading

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Since Being Home…

Well, here we are just 2 months into being home in America, having traveled the world, in a manner of speaking… …and I’m excited to inform you that a baby has gotten me a job! 🙂 Read on for the … Continue reading

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More Blessed to Give

Dear blog readers, I have a secret to tell you. Well, it’s not even really a secret. It’s simply a beautiful principle, that when whispered into your heart by experience, warms the very core of your being and entire outlet … Continue reading

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Sovereign Surprises

I’ve entitled this post, Sovereign Surprises. By the end, you’ll understand why. Well, as the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers…or do they? In Kenya, it would probably be more accurate to say that May showers bring June flowers. … Continue reading

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Sowing and Sewing

Some think that because I live in Africa, I am out ‘in the bush,’ speaking Swahili, and hanging out with the tribal people every day. Hardly 🙂 The life of a dorm mom is a wonderful and rewarding job, but … Continue reading

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Mathare Slum

This past Monday, I had the privilege of leaving my “mini American bubble” at RVA with two fellow staff – Dave and Cassie – and taking a half-day trip to the Mathare Valley Slum in Nairobi. Mathare is one of … Continue reading

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KUE Picnic

This afternoon, the girls and I enjoyed a leisurely picnic up in the Stocksdales’ backyard. Our original plan for today was to go off-campus to a retreat center, but they had a “lock-in” last night, so were up all night … Continue reading

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