Just another lazy Saturday

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Yesterday morning I was planning to make breakfast with Pee-Wee and Jordan but they stood me up, so I decided that I would make lunch with a few of the older kids that afternoon. As I came back from the grocery store, I heard the famous line, “Ms. Colleen’s Home!” and there they were to help me carry in my …

Books, Books everywhere

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I dream all the time about the things I can do with the kids, and so for weeks I have been dreaming about getting every one of them a library card and starting a reading club. Unfortunately when missions teams are in town its so busy I don’t have time to get away and do things like that, however this …

No Ball Playing…and loving all of my neighbors…

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On Tuesday some signs were put up on our block that say “NO BALL PLAYING” this has left the neighborhood in an uproar, the police have been standing on the corner to enforce this, and the homeowners at the end of our block have been out on the streets telling the kids that they need to take their fun elsewhere. …

Fruit Salad, love and respect

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This morning when I woke up I didn’t hear birds chirping, or grassing blowing, no I woke up to little boys bouncing a basketball and squealing (okay maybe yelling) at each other, but the reality is that’s my calm, that’s my birds chirping, that’s my peace. I was so excited, I jetted down the stairs and opened the door and …

We’re all the same….

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Saturday morning my team from Zanesville pulled out and my new team pulled in just a few hours later, it’s an all women’s group from Elizabeth, New Jersey they’ve come to love the women in my life. The Pretty in Pink girls, my homeless lady friends, the little girls in my neighborhood and the homeless ladies I’ve grown to love …