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Posts from 2020

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Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:00
It's been 23 days since my last real blog post.  In some ways, it's hard to believe that much time…
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 10:00
Um, the world is changing/has changed a lot in the two weeks since I last wrote this post. A…
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:00
This sermon was preached at Walnut Hills UMC in Urbandale, Iowa on Sunday March 8, 2020. I was…
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 10:00
Here's the scoop on how I'm doing on my list this week! Life is still pretty much chaos as we are…
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 19:56
IMPORTANT NOTICE!! This is not an invitation for every internet person to visit us. This is for our…
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 10:00
I don't always give something up for Lent. I don't always take something on either (a practice…
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 10:00
Here's the scoop on how I'm doing on my list this week! Life is still pretty much chaos as we are…
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 10:00
We are officially back on home turf!  Our travel back was really quite smooth and easy, which bodes…
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 10:00
Here's the scoop on how I'm doing on my list this week! We came back to the States this week so…
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 10:00
We are finally getting to work on our work visa and I am so excited now that the finish line seems…
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 10:00
Sometimes it feels like 2020 has so far been a year of learning lessons. Hard-earned ones. I long…
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 10:00
Here's the scoop on how I'm doing on my list this week! Also, I just thought of the perfect name…
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:00
Y'all. It's been a day.  Well, really, 2020 has just been a whole thing so far. So many ups and…
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 10:00
On the last day that Steve was here to visit us, Vince and Joan offered to take us on an excursion…
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 10:00
Last week I shared about the maze at Milton Keynes that absolutely fascinated us and held our…
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 10:00
Here's the scoop on how I'm doing on my list this week! 1. Walk 20 minutes a day I am loving…
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 10:00
I mentioned the other day that Steve took it as a personal challenge to show Joel and me a town in…
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:30
Politics these days are incredibly divisive. Tribalism runs rampant and negativity is the rule more…
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:00
While the St. Albans Cathedral is perhaps the best thing we saw while we were in town, it is not…
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:00
Last week Steve came to visit us which means there was some adventuring to be had! Our first stop…
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:00
I definitely owe you all several posts about our adventures with Steve last week (we visited three…
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 10:00
Here's the scoop on how I'm doing on my list this week! 1. Walk 20 minutes a day I am rocking this…
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:00
If truth be told, I was hoping to not still be in Welwyn Garden City this past Sunday. I was hoping…
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 10:00
Here's the scoop on how I'm doing on my list this week! 1. Walk 20 minutes a day Another win in…
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 00:00
There was a time way back in 2007-2011 or so that I read a lot of blogs, religiously. There were…
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:00
In this final installment of my Cambridge Chronicles, we get to the really good stuff - the food!…
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:00
It wouldn't be a trip to Cambridge (at least for church dorks like myself, Joan and Vince) without…
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:00
If you are just jumping into the Cambridge Chronicles with this post, you can check out the first…
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 10:00
Last week our current hosts offered to take us on an excursion to somewhere nearby. Several options…
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 10:00
Here's the scoop on how I'm doing on my list this week! 1. Walk 20 minutes a day Accomplished! So…
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:00
As of today, we have been living in Welwyn Garden City for 3 weeks. I'll be honest, we chose this…
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 16:50
I (used to) LOVE Star Wars. I waited in line for the re-releases in theaters. I bought the box sets…
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 10:00
I interrupt your regularly scheduled blog posts to bring you a resource that is FREE for this week…
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:27
We've used NordVPN since August 2018 when we first started this crazy adventure in Cyprus. A VPN…
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:00
The reality of us leaving the nomadic lifestyle and settling down once again is so close I can…
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 10:00
Here's the scoop on how I'm doing on my list this week! 1. Walk 20 minutes a day I have continued…
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 10:00
Today was moving day! No, not the really exciting kind where we will finally get to move into our…
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:00
Do you have any habits that you've held on to for a long time, like, since high school? I'm not…
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:00
There are a lot of things I find charming about England (the castles, the accents, the ridiculously…
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 10:00
Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver, and the other, gold!  Who else sang that song as…