Joyfully Growing Our Family

There are lots of ways for a family to grow and we have experienced many of these over the years.  Once again we are growing by adding a son-in-law!  We are so excited that last weekend while camping at the

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Students Leading Students

There are many levels of leadership within a school.  These range  from those we recognize such as the school principal or director to the lesser thought of areas such as a line leader in an elementary school.  One level of

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Something New for a Friday Afternoon!

It is 2:15 on a Friday afternoon and school gets out for the weekend at 3:22.  What student wants to take a test, do a worksheet or even take notes?  What teacher wants to teach the students even if they

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Stitched With Love and Prayers

This post is a long time coming as is the soon to be finished newsletter.  I had hoped to finish the newsletter first but the busy days at the start of school are preventing that from happening. This post needs

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Home Improvements (or what can be done when school is on break)

We are enjoying our mid-semester break at RFIS.  It was a busy end to the semester since not only did progress reports and comments need to be prepared but all our desks needed to be packed and moved out so

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Interesting Differences Between Places

I just returned from a visit to Kigali, Rwanda and I am reminded about how different cities can be from one another.  Both my current home in Yaounde and Kigali are vibrant, loud and hilly cities.  But I was immediately

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Love In The Form Of Chocolate

It is well known that there are many languages of love and less than two weeks ago, the 12th grade class at RFIS explored those of sugar and chocolate.  The annual Valentines dance needed a dessert that could be made

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Overcoming Dry Season Deaths (in my garden)

Each year I wonder how many roses or hibiscus will subcumb to dry season.  It is not just not getting water because in theory they do get watered.  But it is the inconsistant nature of that water.

 

IF we

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Tennis Anyone?

Christmas has come and gone and the decorations are packed away for another year.  But the effects of Christmas are still present.  There are the pictures of family around our house that remind us of those we briefly saw.  On

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Finding Joy in the Memories

On December 1st and 2nd I unpacked our Christmas trunks.  As I unpacked I found a host of memories that reminded me of the many opportunities I have to choose joy.

One of the difficult parts of our life here,

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