Healing Vacation

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Over the years, my husband Brian Schlottmann and I, have been able to travel extensively, but it has always been in the context of missions, and/or Abante International. However, given recent events in my life, we decided to dedicate some time to ourselves away from work, the Abante team, and even family–to travel to a place where just the two of …

The Strange New Normal

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“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” ― Corrie ten Boom I went to church on Sunday and during the service I was thinking that perhaps that would be my last visit before leaving the island. I began to remember many visits with the Abante team, and I even thought a lot about my dad. …

The Healing Process

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Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care. -Jerry Cantrell I started to work on some workshops and sermons that I needed to develop for my time in Europe, when it dawned on me that this New Year’s weekend was the beginning of Wake Up (European Winterfest Youth Conference in Germany), and for the first time in almost …

Introspection

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Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -Francis of Assisi

A Confident Faith

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Last year, I watched a Korean Drama called East of Eden. It was the story of two brothers who grow up poor and in a town where the wealthy family ruled everything. This wealthy family’s only son and the poor brothers grow up confused about moral and spiritual issues due to the circumstances surrounding their upbringing. One of the characters …

Engage.

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Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Destination, sir? Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I don’t care. Let’s just get some distance between us and this system. Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Aye, sir. Course 9-7-0 Mark 3-1-8, speed… warp 3. Commander William T. Riker: Where will that take us, Mr. La Forge? Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: The Opperline system. Commander William T. Riker: An interesting …

A Traveler’s Perspective

When I was a child, I used to look up at the sky on a beautiful sunny day, staring at the clouds with all their different shapes and sizes.  While my friends saw dinosaurs and butterflies, I was convinced the clouds were countries, islands, and continents.  Of course, I was too young to know better.  I would often wonder what …

Two More Miles!

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I love nature!  Trees, oceans, the fruit of the land, waterfalls, leaves, animals (mostly the non aggressive ones), etc.  I think a reason for my affinity to nature is the fact that I grew up on an island, and near the beach.  I was that kid that was always climbing trees, and stealing mangos from the neighbor’s tree, on my way …

Hopeless Wanderer

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When I was a little girl, I often would stare up into the sky and wonder how I could reach the rest of the world.  You see, I though the clouds represented other islands, countries and even continents.  I’m pretty sure, that is where my love for travel began.  I remember twice climbing on the roof of our house in …