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Not Alone

Carla

(This is a photo from Nepal, Kathmandu in 2013) The line between living in one place and then moving to another can be a tough transition.  You are not alone.   Many have been on, and currently ARE on this journey of returning. http://www.rockyreentry.com/ This is a website recently shared with …

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Someone by Your Side

Carla

Once upon a time I was in Egypt. Seemingly out of nowhere, the borders to cross back into Israel (where my ticket was due to fly out of, suddenly became unsafe). Describing how I felt with the words freaked out, only begins to explain my emotional state. I did not know …

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Thankful, Anxious Heart

Carla

Change is one of the constants in my life. With certainty I speculate it is a constant in yours too. With the passing of this year, a lot has changed for me. Like an unexpected motorbike accident. Me trying to hold onto precious time with family and friends in the …

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My Best Friend

Carla

Hey guys, this is Carla writing. Ah, this is so darn exciting!! God has brought a wonderful Christian man, and life partner to me. His name is Keegan. Do you notice how love happens both quickly and slowly (here is lil blurb about the proposal). Keegan and I met one another two …

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Will you marry me?

Carla

The LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. –Psalm 118:23 “But, I’m the one IN the photos!” I whispered to Sharon. This was yesterday. And Sharon is a dear, dear friend who offered to take our engagement photos. Thai-university students watched and quietly laughed as we …

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Carla

Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved Jesus. And, as Jesus became more the center of her life, the more beautiful that life became. I know that I have not written with the frequency and intensity that I once planned, and I apologize for that. Sometimes living …

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Gotta Squint My Eyes

Carla

This has been a long pause on my part. I apologize for that. Sometimes in my pauses, the silence grows and builds like a snowball rolling down a snow-laden hill. That big ball gains both size and speed as it rolls down. However, I am not trying to build a …

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Little Soap Dish

Carla

It’s not that I’ve been homeless for the last 3&1/2 years. I’ve been so blessed to serve God around the world and to have strangers, friends, AND family open their homes to me. Now I’m settling in. I’m letting my roots go down deep.  Friends? It’s a bit scary to …

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How?

Carla

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?  And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful …

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Things You Don’t Want in Your Pants

Carla

Bleep… Bleep… Bleep… Bleep… 6:30AM and my alarm clock is annoyingly persistent in its duty to inform me, “IT IS TIME TO GET OUT OF BED!” My arms are clumsy as they unwind what has become my sheet burrito entanglement, so I can physically leave my bed. I’m thirsty. Now, …