Don’t you just love social media? I love it. I love videos of dogs and cats doing funny things and I love getting able to read funny Tumblr highlights on Facebook (there’s a Facebook group… or two) without actually having to go into the black hole, time suck that is Tumblr. Most of all, I … Continue reading Remember
Something God has been reminding me of for oh, about the last 15 years, is that we are only in charge of ourselves. I tell my students all the time - your responsibility is you. And God is telling me constantly - Suzanne, your responsibility is you. True confessions: lately I've been feeling the ol' … Continue reading For the Love of Money
At the beginning of the year I set some goals for 2017. One of the big ones was to start an English school at my house. God put the idea on my heart towards the end of 2016 as a way to get to know and serve the kids in my neighborhood. Then, a friend … Continue reading We Need Help
A decent amount of my friends in the States have been married/in serious relationships for a while now but the missionary crowd tends to run single (and female) for a bit longer, so it's just now in my late 20s that my making plans with friends is starting to sound like, "Let me check with … Continue reading Ramblings of a 27 year old virgin (Part 2)
One of my favorite things I got to do this summer was worshiping in English. I love worshiping in Spanish, as well, but there is just something beautiful and powerful about worshiping in your heart language. My favorite song to sing with a bunch of teenagers and my staff was "King of My Heart" (above). … Continue reading Promises made and kept
A few weeks ago I was driving from Steubenville, Ohio to Niagara Falls, New York for the last time. I always liked to take the back roads because they're prettier, more interesting, and it's on the back roads where you're more likely to pass Amish buggies and Dairy Queens. On one of the back roads … Continue reading End of Summer Travel
Five years ago yesterday I moved to the Dominican Republic. It was four days after ending my first summer with YouthWorks. Wendy and Jenn - women that at the time I had never met but who have become extremely important to me over the past five years - picked me and my two suitcases (just … Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Dominican Republic!