Category Archives: Blog Entries

Rabaul Recess – Part One

Living on the Pacific Rim provides some awesome opportunities to feel the earth move. Well, maybe you wouldn’t think it was so awesome, but if you are a nerd like me it’s pretty cool. It’s a very real reminder of … Continue reading

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Worship – Papua New Guinea Style

When my husband and I moved to Papua New Guinea, our first priority was to find a church we could attend. For me, worship is the glue that holds my shifting expat life together. Worship steadies my soul when I’m … Continue reading

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The Watcher

           2 Corinthians 5 “Absent from the body, present with the Lord”   The Watcher She always leaned to watch for us, Anxious if we were late, In winter by the window, In summer by the … Continue reading

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An Alien Arrival in Papua New Guinea

Greetings from Papua New Guinea! I arrived safely after a grueling 30 hours of travel from Houston that took me through Dallas, Brisbane, Australia and then to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. Someone told me the Dallas to Brisbane … Continue reading

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Alien Abroad ~ Saying Goodbye to Dubai

On January 11, 2012, I boarded Emirates flight 211 – Dubai to Houston, probably for the last time. The inevitable relocation notice came in October that my husband and I were moving on to another assignment in Papua New Guinea. … Continue reading

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The Perfect GPS

The Way that Changed the World: Acts 1-2:13 The Perfect GPS It is in the deepest darkness of the starless midnight that men learn how to hold on to the hidden Hand most tightly and how that Hand holds them; … Continue reading

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Lake Memories on Father’s Day

My flight from Dubai left me jet lagged but my weariness didn’t dampen my excitement. I was back in Virginia, this time for an extended summer stay. As Jeff and I negotiated the narrow curves on route 626, the familiar … Continue reading

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The Road More Traveled

Expat Women: Confessions – 50 Answers to Your Real-Life Questions about Living Abroad Reflections from the Road I have returned to Dubai after a long summer filled with remodeling, traveling, catching up with family and friends, and sending the littlest … Continue reading

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I Stuffed My Pockets Full – Vietnam Recollections on Memorial Day

As we remember those who served on this Memorial Day I would like to share with you one very poignant recollection from my brother-in-law William Fields, of  his time in Vietnam. Sometimes, during the fog of war, humanity beckons.                                                No … Continue reading

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Texpat Travel and a Ralston Ritual

As we prepared to move to Dubai in the summer of 2010, one of the things that filled me with anticipation was the travel possibilities promised by my expatriate friends.  It’s true, one of the greatest benefits of expatriate life … Continue reading

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