Myanmar 2017: Part 1 – Arrival

Myanmar 2017: Part 1 – Arrival

Here is the Cedar Park Team Myanmar! We are so excited to be joining our friends Dave and Louise Sinclair-Peters and the Penners too! Our team has had a quick turnaround having traveled for hours and hours and are all feeling great. We are heading out to Rakhine State...
Bridge Crossing

Bridge Crossing

My sister, my mom and I flew to St. Louis, Missouri to check out a college she would be attending in the new year. When we picked up our rental car we were advised explicitly not to cross the bridge and head into the ‘bad’ side of the city. After a few...
Making Peace with our Neighbours

Making Peace with our Neighbours

I am, and always have been, a free spirit.  Not really a loner but more of a social butterfly who doesn’t like to be bound by structure. As a child, I roamed our family and neighboring fields with my grubby cousins, sister, and friends. I played in mud puddles, built...
Responding to Racism

Responding to Racism

Being married to a journalist, I am not one to jump at the opportunity of sharing my writing publically. However, I believe we benefit and grow as a community when we become vulnerable and share our thoughts and stories with one another and my hope is that others will...
Rising to the Occasion

Rising to the Occasion

Earlier this year I attended a retreat called “RISE UP” with a few other women from our church. I knew nothing about the retreat, the people organizing it or what to expect. Most of my traveling companions were relative strangers at the time. It was an unusual...
500 Hours Outside

500 Hours Outside

Last summer I decided to challenge myself and my kids to see if we could do 500 hours outdoors. I was inspired by a woman’s blog I had been following called 1000 hours outside – her idea was that the average child spends 1000 hours per year sitting in...