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Missions Trip Day 12: Return to Esperanza

After an early breakfast of French toast and cereal, we finished cleaning, packing, and loading up the car for the return trip to the Duncans’ home in Esperanza. The winding ride back through the mountains differed greatly from our previous

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Missions Trip Day 11: Another Day of Rest

In the morning, we feasted on pancakes, scrambled eggs, bananas, fresh air, and sunshine. I decided that the mild headache that I had awakened with probably signified allergies more than altitude sickness and determined not to worry about it. The

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Missions Trip Day 10: A Day of Rest

While dreaming of people and places in Ocala, I suddenly awoke and was startled to find myself in a cabin on the side of a mountain in the “Dominican Alps.” My initial disorientation and anxiety gradually abated as I spent

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Hamster Ball + Glow Sticks = Fun

My daughter loves playing with glow sticks, and I am constantly challenged to think of new things to do with them. The one I came up with last night involved 2 glow sticks, activated and placed inside a medium-sized, clear

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A Rare Moment

A rare moment, the memory of which I treasure, occurred on an otherwise mediocre day sometime in the last two years of high school. It was during the winter, but although my feet were leaving prints in the snow on

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