Veterans Day Freebies!!!

Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11. While most restaurants offer specials on Nov. 11, there are some that offer specials the whole week. Check out the list below. I will update this list as more freebies are announced. Proof of military service (past or present) is required at all restaurants. Applebee’s – Free meal – Nov. 11 – free meal to

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Guatemala…Days 4-6

Day 4 (Thursday) As I mentioned in my last post, day 4 was an important day! On this day, our sponsored children from El Cruce came by school bus to visit us at Hope of Life. For many of these children, riding a bus was a first-time experience. But things only got more exciting!!! When the children arrived, we were

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Guatemala…Days 1-3

It’s difficult to put into words how I feel after my recent mission trip to Guatemala. The trip was a quick one (Sept. 27- Oct. 4), but our team from Connection Church made a huge impact. Our week was full of opportunities to bless others, and we were blessed in return! Our travel days were long! We left from Detroit

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Mission Trip to Guatemala

It was God…He called me to go to Guatemala to share my love and compassion to those less fortunate.  There was no question in my mind that I was called to go on this mission trip. God called…I answered, and others supported me, whether it be through prayer, thoughts, or financial support. As Mark 16:15 says, He said to them,

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Feelings I’m Having this Morning

Last night around 11:00 p.m. I returned from a week-long mission trip to Guatemala. Unfortunately, I think I left something there….part of my heart! Things seem so surreal this morning…these are some of my feelings: 1. I miss the people of Guatemala!! 2. Most of us have NO idea how good we have it here in the US. 3. Life

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A Personal Support System

One lesson that I have learned over and over in my life is the importance of a support system. Sometimes you need someone who will support you, listen, give advice, motivate you, or assist you in some way…a personal support system. For those who try to tough situations alone, it can be a difficult uphill battle. On the other hand

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Guatemala…Two Weeks Away

Just two weeks from today I will be leaving for my mission trip to Guatemala. I am getting very anxious, especially since today my husband and I made the decision to sponsor a 7-year-old boy from El Cruce, the village our church has adopted. What makes this sponsorship so exciting is that I will get to meet our boy and

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Fall Festivals in Michigan

Fall festivals are abundant in Michigan during the months of September and October. Check them out below. Also, if you know of any others, let me know in the comments. Hope you are able to enjoy at least one festival this fall!   Romulus Pumpkin Festival, Romulus, MI – September 18-20 Night parade on the 18th, music, food, games, crafts,

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Fall Bucket List

A new season is approaching…Fall officially begins on September 23. Here in Michigan, there is normally a dramatic change in our weather from Summer to Fall. Are you ready for the changing of seasons? Have you thought about things you’d like to do or accomplish this Fall? I thought of some things I’d like to do…below is my list. What

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15 Ideas for Back-to-School

  School is back in session for many kids or will be after Labor Day, so it’s time to get into a back-to-school ritual. A structured schedule for children is a must. Children accomplish more in an environment that is structured and consistent. Below is my list of 15 ideas for going back-to-school: Be sure your child is getting 8-12

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