1,000 Gifts (151-175)

151. Enjoying Guinness and conversation on the beach while watching a thunderstorm over the Atlantic ocean 152. The deep rooted beauty, love and trust of Nick and Dianna Cash's family story 153. Celebrating another friend and the joy she brings to the ship 154. Rediscovering Pink Martini on my night shift 155. Valerian Root to help me sleep... Continue Reading →

That One Time When the President Visited the Ship

Although I am currently serving with Mercy Ships, everything communicated here strictly reflects my personal opinions and is neither reviewed nor endorsed by Mercy Ships. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Mercy Ships. Titles have never much impressed. I'm far more interested in the person behind the... Continue Reading →

1,000 Gifts (126-150)

126. A piece of birthday cake brought to me while at work 127. The authenticity, vulnerability and encouragement in Laura and Amy's blogs 128. The opportunity to bless Krissy as she gets ready for the SAFE Obstetric Anesthesia conference this week by taking care of some of the tasks off her very long to do list 129. Erin Kirk is finally here! 130.... Continue Reading →

Back to Guinea

A lot can happen in ten months and somehow, even more can happen in two weeks. I remember sitting in the International Lounge last May as our community prayed over and sent out the second element of the Congo Advance team. I remember thinking what an amazing opportunity that would be and tucked away a... Continue Reading →

Five Minute Friday: JOY

Joy is a tricky emotion. It can look like happiness and smiles but it can also look quiet and teary. All week long I've been overjoyed... great new job opportunity, clarity and a plan for the rest of the year. I've had blessed conversations with others, had opportunities to bless and serve those I live... Continue Reading →

The Beautiful Women

There will always be a part if me that is passionate about affirming the worth, value and intrinsic beauty of women; a part of my that will champion the crushed spirit and a part that will see loving others is the greatest difference I can make.I'm inspired by women the likes of Coco Chanel, Audrey... Continue Reading →

1,000 Gifts (76-100)

76. BBQ on the dock and hamburgers 77. The Hospitality Hostesses who are always cheerful and welcoming 78. That I get to keep the Joneses   79. Girl Scout Cookie care packages (and Reese's that haven't been destroyed in the container!) 80. And introducing Ghurkas to Girl Scout Cookies 🙂 81. Midnight stargazing 82. My brother, Josh... Continue Reading →

1,000 Gifts (51-75)

51. Sunday morning eggs and bacon 52. Friends who kindly go on coffee runs for me when I'm behind the desk 53. A phone call with my parents 54. My first nephew, Henry 55. Hearing Lisa's mawmaw sing a hymn from her hospital bed 56. Meeting Genifer and Isabel in B Ward 57. Long awaited... Continue Reading →

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