Category Archives: Thoughts

What a Decade!

Our past 10 years in review: Graduated from George Fox University 2000 Erin finished Master’s Degree from Ithaca College 2001 Erin worked at Indiana State University in 1 year internship 2001-2002 John started working at Nike 2001 Erin took job … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes

In some ways this holiday season felt like we were seeing old things with new eyes. Traditions we had taken for granted in the past were exciting again: freshly squeezed OJ Christmas morning, Christmas Eve service and the post-service Shari’s … Continue reading

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Simple Gifts

Over the weekend we got together with “the fam” for what has become a favorite event–a slumber party. You may think we should have grown out of the slumber party stage after the age of 14 or 15, but we … Continue reading

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One year ago…

It dawned on us this morning that one year ago today–September 27, 2008–we set out from Portland International Airport for Fiji, the first international destination of our journey and kind of the official start to our travel. Our memories of … Continue reading

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Stop The Traffick

No, we did not forget to run the spell-checker. Traffick here refers to the transfer of “goods” across borders. In this case the “goods” we are thinking about are specifically young women and children. This morning we took part in … Continue reading

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Good Grief

Grief is not a feeling I anticipated experiencing as we re-entered, but it has found me. Just this past week as John and I have been making some decisions on future, possible job opportunities, it occurred to me that part … Continue reading

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Testimony (it’s a long one…)

By my definition, a testimony is the re-telling of a personal experience that could perhaps encourage another person, challenge them, or even affirm what they already know and believe. I debated about telling these stories on our blog as intentions … Continue reading

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