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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Right now, I am reading “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston. It is a good book so far. I am reading it for a book club that I recently joined here in Budapest. Today, I really liked … Continue reading

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Sweet Hannah

Two boys came up to Hannah at lunch today and said, if we were both about to be eaten by sharks, which one would you save. Hannah said, “You are both human beings. I would save you both.” They kept … Continue reading

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Papa Joe McGraw

The father of my sister’s husband died yesterday morning. From everything Sonja told me about him, he was a true man of God, facing death with humility and a quiet strength, knowing he would soon be in heaven. The link … Continue reading

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Tutoring at the school

Two times now I have had a chance to help a 4th grade girl with math at the school. I found out that her father passed away when she was 3. Her mom works a lot to take care of … Continue reading

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The movie Avatar

JR and I just saw the movie Avatar for his birthday. My friend Cecilia watched the kids for us. I have to say, that it may be my all time favorite movie. Of course, I didn’t get all the hype … Continue reading

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Taking a class

Through my work I get to take an Apologetics class in January.  The course work includes reading 3 books and 7 articles, completing 7 two page worksheets and writing a 5 – 9 page paper.  Anyone who knows me can … Continue reading

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The first Sunday for Advent

Sunday marks the first Sunday for Advent. Here’s what we do as a family tradition. I got this idea from Stacey Thacker, a wonderful person. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Weird Autumn at the Peck House

This has been a weird Fall for me. I’ve had a couple health issues and just decided to not run a marathon this year. I still run. This morning I ran 8 miles. Maybe next year. JR’s trip to Singapore … Continue reading

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article on hard line policy in North Korea

I think this article is right when it comes to change in North Korea. It’s not like a know much anyway about the situation, it just seems correct as an outsider.

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The Eighteen

On Sunday morning I ran eighteen miles.  I was very nervous about this run.  I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to do it since my last run of 16 miles was a bit rough.  We had spaghetti the night … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

What a great day.  We had Dunkin Donuts for breakfast, had sandwiches and veges for lunch, and pizza for dinner.  The kids went swimming and after dinner we went fishing for a couple hours.  Eddie got a bass on about … Continue reading

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IOA Corporate 5K

So far I’ve been able to participate two years in a row in the IOA Corporate 5K.  This year I ran it in 24:28, a bit under an 8 minute pace.  Very cool.  I was pretty happy about my time.  … Continue reading

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Silly Banner

Recently, the team I work with, GCX, has been promoting a new Help Center.  The GCX Help Center has video instruction, wiki pages filled with instruction, screen shots, I mean, it’s loaded with information that we have tried to make … Continue reading

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Wow is all I can say

One of my favorite things that God has done this year has been allowing me to be a part of 2 women’s Bible study groups. The first one is in our own neighborhood. We have a lot of fun. There … Continue reading

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The snake we almost didn’t see

JR did a fine job of writing about our first encounter with a florida cotton mouth/water moccasin. Afterwords and on the way home, Rachel said she wanted to go on a hike through the woods for some excitement – yes … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

We had a lot of fun with the kiddos on New Year’s Eve. The kids stayed up to a bit after 9pm. We played UNO with rules, that’s where the winner gets to make a new rule for the next … Continue reading

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Playalinda Beach

Today I took the kids to Playalinda Beach. We always have fun when we go there. Despite the lack of running water available and outhouse, which is very clean by the way, it is probably my favorite beach spot. We … Continue reading

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