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Sharing the Ministry of Motherhood

I’m starting to avoid social media. I do like the ability to share the ins and outs of my daily life with my family and close friends (who all live hundreds of miles from me). I just find the conversations and sharing of blog posts disruptive to my extended friendships. No matter how hard I [...]

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Daily Bible Reading

Now that I have officially graduated, I’ve returned to my normal practice of reading the Bible through each year. I’ve kept up very well in the past two months – which is amazing given how unfocused I have been at the other items on my to do list. I have been excited about this year’s [...]

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Prayers answered

Just a reminder that prayers do get answered. I had lost my files due to hard drive failure. The retrieval company reported all the files as corrupt but were willing to give us what they found for a greatly reduced rate. When the files arrived, they could all be opened and my work could continue.  [...]

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Reviewing

I’ve returned from Honduras, and am using an unexpected break to update the main Birthing Naturally website.  As I started, a funny thing happened – I realized how much my view of birth has been changed by my learning over the past few years. It isn’t that I’ve suddenly changed my whole philosophy. It is [...]

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Welcome to Summer

Dear friends, I hope your year has been fruitful and a blessing up to this point.  I have been overwhelmed with school and had to stop all non-essential work for a few months.  But the semester is nearly  over for me, and I am getting back to my “real” life. Isn’t it funny that we [...]

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Where has the time gone?

Here it is October, and I’ve just realized I haven’t posted for my readers since the end of July!  So sorry! I’m busy in school, full time in the school of nursing and the school of public health this semester.  I’m doing OK so far, but because of technical problems with the school I haven’t [...]

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Malarone

As I was packing for our trip to Nairobi this morning I was struck by my malarone tablets. If you’ve never traveled to a place where malaria is endemic, you’ve likely never heard of this medication. It prevents the parasite (malaria is not caused by a bacteria but rather a parasite with a rather complicated [...]

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Missing My Friends

Tomorrow my preceptor (the midwife who is teaching me to be a midwife) will leave for the Christian Midwives Association annual conference.  I cannot go because I have school responsibilities and will be leaving for Kenya the next week. This is the second year in a row I will be missing this conference. I love the [...]

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Receiving your call

I have had a great few weeks.  I was accepted into a program at school that will allow me to spend two weeks working with non-English speaking immigrants with little or no access to health care.  I was also asked by a colleague to accompany her to Narobi Kenya for a program she is planning.  It is [...]

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What am I doing?!?

At my husband’s suggestion, I watched a birth movie tonight.  Not one of the natural births you see in childbirth classes.  A movie about birth as it happens in the United States, the good and the bad  but of course mostly the bad.  And of course, through tears at the end I started asking myself, [...]

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