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What Caught My Attention in April

I look at the calendar every day and wonder how it can really be mid-May, because it doesn’t feel like it! Here in Madagascar, the seasons are changing and we are approaching winter. It’s gotten cooler and the past few days have let down buckets of rain and lots of cloud cover. Cyclone season just ended and we finished April with an ominous cyclone with more bark than bite. I finally admitted I was depressed and increased my anti-depressives. I...

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What Caught My Attention in March

I’m diving deep into this world of blogging and I come across so many influential geniuses along the way. My search for my own writer’s identity has me on myriads of websites and down dozens of rabbit trails. There are always a few that speak my soul language and make me want to shout, “YES, everyone needs to hear this!” I’ve started to take note so I can go back to their article/video and glean information you might find helpful....

bullet journal productivity tool

How and Why I Bullet Journal

A failure of a day That’s how it can feel. The end of the day has arrived but a chunk of tasks that needed to get done got missed. I needed to go to the bank, but now it’s closed. I needed to respond to my supervisor with dates for that meeting by 4pm. I needed to get supplies for a recipe from the grocery store by dusk and it’s 8 PM! Some days are meant for laziness and a...

Fearless

Already an eternity ago, our time in Texas was a time of delving into the foundations of this organization. We immersed ourselves into the Word of God, into who God is, what he wants with us, and how much he loves the poor. This is a very simple concept, but also deep and complex. The complexity comes from our own humanity, our own perceptions of God. There is the God he describes himself to be, but there is the “God”...

Spare Time

At some point in the past month I had this very ambitious idea to try to organize all the things I wanted to pray for. I hear so often about how instrumental this spiritual discipline is, how it changes the way we look at everything around us, including our deepest concerns. I would sit to pray and feel overwhelmed with all these thoughts and situations. How do you prioritize what to pray for, as if anything can be pushed to...

Starting New Things, Like Blogs

Formerly, This Dust Never Settles “How did I get here?” and “How did you get here?” would both be good questions to ask right now. If you are adventurous and spontaneous, good for you! The rest of us are just hoping for more adventure one day. Most of us wish we weren’t stuck in a routine or that we could live the life we imagine, but that life is always around the corner. Many of us have lives that someone,...