Mistakes

“Mistakes” “Mistakes”.  According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, a mistake is made when one makes a wrong or incorrect judgment about something.  Of course, we all make mistakes.  It is part of being human.  We do them unconsciously or deliberately.  But we all “mess up”.  Some of us worse than others. I …

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The “Yapa”

In Bolivia I love to shop at the open air markets.  They are filled with a colorful assortment of fruits and vegetables, meats, dry goods, pungent spices in 100-pound cloth bags, personal hygiene items, household cleaning products, and other seemingly unrelated articles.  Each section is usually presided over by a …

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Unto the Hills

  In life things don’t always turn out the way we want them.  We make mistakes.  Others misunderstand.  Calamities happen.  Bank accounts shrink like soap in a hot tub.  The tumor turns out to be malignant.  Sometimes life is so terrifying, so upsetting, so “nerve-wracking” that it is all we …

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Omar and Anna Vasquez

Have you met Omar and Anna Vasquez? For those of you who have been on mission trips in the past couple of years, you have probably been the recipient of their excellent hosting skills, great meals, and transportation. Omar and Anna have run the guest house in Santa Cruz for …

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