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“There is no event so common place but that God is present within it, always hidden, always leaving you room to recognize Him or not to recognize Him.” ________________________________ This week, I’m grateful: 1. for Ali Rose’s FIRST birthday party 2.  for the huge part that many of you played in making MY birthday wonderful. […]

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“There is no event so common place but that God is present within it, always hidden, always leaving you room to recognize Him or not to recognize Him.” ___________________________________ This week’s Capture Gratitude requires a little introduction. You see, my gratitude this week is brought to you by an island in the middle of the […]

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  • Emily - I lived on Oahu for 4 years as a kid – military brat. We flew to the Big Island for Girl Scout camp :)

    Great beaches, fabulous breezes and lots of people who need Jesus.

    Maybe this is a gift from God of respite? It is a beautiful place to live.

    I can’t wait to read more about your new job!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Rudder - I never had much desire to go to Hawaii either and then I spent a week there in December.

    Now, I understand that there are plenty of things that wouldn’t come up in a vacation week that make visiting a place different from living in a place.

    That said, if you love fresh, amazing fruit, find out where all your local farmer’s markets are and GO! We got (literally) 20 pounds of fresh, delicious fruit for ~$15. The best pineapple I’ve ever had, 2 different kinds of mango, these bananas called apple bananas that can’t be exported to the rest of the U.S. (which is a shame because they taste like custard), a bag of passion fruit and a bag of tangerines.

    I’ve also never met a more relaxed set of drivers – of course, I was coming from L.A. where the whole city is full of the most passive-aggressive, angry drivers I’ve ever seen, so the contrast was huge.

    Anyway, long story short, I get the not wanting to be isolated in the middle of the Pacific thing (because I felt the same way about a one week vacation) but, those islands (and, more importantly, the fruit on those islands) have a way of sneaking into your heart.

    If you’re able to say, which island will be your home base?ReplyCancel

“There is no event so common place but that God is present within it, always hidden, always leaving you room to recognize Him or not to recognize Him.” ___________________________________ this week, I’m grateful for: 251. the days I got to spend catching up with my first children 252. the deilcious food of Honduras. (I could […]

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  • Cindy - Lovely. I like the clue to the next big thing too :-) ReplyCancel