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Pam’s 17 Must-Have Travel Tips

Pam’s 17 Must-Have Travel Tips

By on Jun 2, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 7 comments

I like traveling. No, I LOVE traveling. I like the plotting, the planning, the logistics, the adventure…the late arrivals, the long layovers, the missed connections…okay, wait. Maybe there are a few things not to love, but I have thought through 17 of the most important questions to ask yourself before you travel internationally. Follow these and you...

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Cheering Not Competing

Cheering Not Competing

By on Apr 27, 2019 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Recently, I had the great privilege of addressing a group of leaders in Southern Missouri. So many of these women have mentored, encouraged, and cheered me on. One of these ladies, Vicki, read a postcard that a friend and I had written to her as 14-year-olds. What?! First, what kind of organizational system does Vicki have that would allow her to put her hands on a...

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The Love Doctor

The Love Doctor

By on Nov 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

“Tell him about the languages! our host said. John looked at him and replied, “I’m not sure what you mean.” Shaking his head, “The languages! The languages! What you told me before about your wife!” It seems that during our last time with our new friend (the host), John made polite conversation and talked about our 31 years of marriage. Intrigued, our host asked how...

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A Good Egg

A Good Egg

By on Nov 1, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

I burned a pot of eggs the other day. Not just a little. In fact, so far removed were these eggs from my memory that only the sound of them shooting across the room in the kitchen would jar my attention. How great was the carnage! John followed me to see what all the hubbub was. He looked at the Picasso-like egg installation and then at me, then back to the eggs....

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Flying Coffins

Flying Coffins

By on Mar 12, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Cairo, Egypt In a city of 24 million, a citizen may locate a wide variety of transportation. Down our street on any given day I will see small cars, big trucks, bicycles, wagons with donkeys, taxis and a minivan that acts as a type of public transportation. Whenever we’ve seen these minivans we’ve found that they are jam-packed with passengers so much so...

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