Top 5 of 28

Howdy! So yesterday was my birthday again.  Today is Thanksgiving.  Now that all the festivities have drawn to a conclusion, it’s a good moment to share my favorite five moments of my 28th year of life.  I reviewed my Top 5 of 27, and kids, life gets better with age! So, you probably know all…

Thoughts on the American Race…

Have you bought a house yet?  How many kids do you have?  Which fun and trendy toys, trinkets, or tools do you have?  What apple products do you own?  What kind of car do you drive? These are questions I hear all the time from people our age.  Not in those words exactly, but that’s…

What Makes Me Lose Sleep At Night

Today, was a dream come true for me! Four years ago, I started participating in Transform at The Village Church in Dallas.   Transform is a big back-to-school event open to the Webb Chapel/Northwest Highway community where I used to work.  Thousands of families show up on Transform Day and wait in line for hours…

The Unbelievable Transportation Adventures in the D.R. Part 3!

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve updated you on the Unbelievable Transportation adventures.  I’m sure you are DYING to find out the rest of them.  So here is the final Unbelievable Transportation Adventures of Osi & Dam.  Enjoy! The OMSA Bus The OMSA bus is a BIG GREEN bus that is quite organized.  It…

Getting hit by the Piñata

Osiris and I read through a portion of scripture during breakfast and we’ve been reading through John 6 this weekend. John 6 is my favorite chapter in all the Bible.  Have you ever read it?  Just thinking about what Jesus does in that chapter blows me away! Here’s what happens:  (It is aaaall paraphrased, ok?)…

Turning Hell into Heaven

When I was little, I heard my dad give an illustration of heaven and hell in one of his sermons.  You’ve probably heard it before.  A different version perhaps, but same idea. He described hell as a place with a long dining table with people, chained to the table, sitting on each side and a…

Proverbs gives me tummy aches.

Hi.  It’s Dam, here. So.  I’ve been reading through Proverbs since September.  Very sloooowly, obviously.  Partly because it’s full of good stuff so I need to eat it little by little in order to digest it well.  The other part is because sometimes I suck at doing a daily devotional by myself.  Osiris helps me out…

Imaginary Music

“Living in Honduras for the first [several] years was the best decision we could have made for our marriage,” one wonderful lady said to me a few weeks before leaving my life behind to live with my future husband in the Dominican Republic. Today as we were walking into the grocery store, I noticed the…

Why am I such a Misfit?

On the eve of Christmas Eve, Osiris and I watched two of my favorite Christmas specials:  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Charlie Brown Christmas I love these two because I have always been able to relate to the main characters of these shows.  Both Hermey and Rudolph are both different from their social settings and Charlie…

Not what we expected

Life hasn’t been exactly what we have expected it to be. We expected good news in August. Instead, we received challenging news. We expected good news in October. Instead, we got stupid news. On the other hand, we didn’t expect to see my parents until we got to America. Instead, we saw them in August….

Molding Us.

God has been so good in providing for us this month. Not just in providing for our physical needs, but for our spiritual and mental needs. It’s not easy to wait on something that you’ve worked so hard for but you don’t know when it will come. It can make us go crazy to think that…

The women on the TV shows…

Hi. Last month, I started reading Galatians. It had been a few months since I sat down by myself to study a book of the Bible. I had been reading my Spanish Bible, but I realized that as I read, my mind wandered and I end up not engaging the scripture at all. I shared…