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Mentoring Amidst Covid-19

This is a crazy and very unique time in which we are living! Most aspects of our lives probably look very different right now than they did over a month ago. Masks and hand sanitizer. Zoom and Livestream. Doordash and drive through. Pj’s all day long. Out of stock toilet paper and flour. Binging TV…

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How to Ride A Bike: What Triplet Four-Year-Olds Taught Me About Anxiety

Last week one of my daughters learned how to ride a bike. She skipped her training wheels and went straight to two wheels after a few months of perfecting the balance bike. She is only four years old, and she made her two sisters (they’re triplets) jealous almost immediately. As she rode down the street…

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We Love Our Preschoolers Because He First Loved Us

Over the last few weeks, Fullerton Free Preschool has been temporarily closed in an effort to comply with government regulations and help stop the spread of COVID-19. While we miss the laughter and play in the classroom, we know this time away is for the safety of our families and staff. During this closure, our…

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When Hope Died

Perhaps this season of strangeness we find ourselves in is allowing us to experience Holy Week in a new way. Perhaps you find yourself relating to the disciples this year. Good Friday wouldn’t have felt good to them. Not at all. Had I been with them, how long would I have stayed in the garden…

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Humerian Missionary Update

We, like you, are adjusting to living life while practicing social distancing and self-isolation. Ukraine closed things like schools and the border fairly quickly after the epicenter of the outbreak shifted to Europe. Only essential businesses are open. And we, like you, have transitioned to working from home, alongside caring for our daughter and doing…

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Rood Missionary Update

For the past two and a half weeks COVID-19 has forced all of us to drastically alter the way we live our lives. Here in New York City, we are in the virus’s epicenter in the United States. It’s a sobering time as bustling urban life grinds to a halt, infections spread rapidly and hospitals…

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In The Unexpected

Dearest Fullerton Free Family, I have a question for you. How do you feel about the unexpected? If I am being honest, I am not usually a fan of the unexpected because I am a person who likes to be in control as much as possible. Now control is not a bad thing, but as…

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On Hold

So the other day I called my phone company to add a personal hotspot to one of the lines on my plan. I was on hold for over two hours so eventually the “soothing” music was not so soothing and I was worried that I would be cut off and have to start over. It…

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The Flock On Our Block

A couple of weeks ago, my husband Gerry and I dropped off bags of popcorn to each of our neighbors’ homes with a note that said, “Something to let you know we care that you have treats as you watch TV” and letting them know our names, phone number and our home address. This was…

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Opportunities Anywhere

During the second week of the shut-down, I had to call in a prescription and leave a message with my doctor. I waited patiently on the phone as I listened to classical music playing in the background. As the woman at the doctor’s office answered with a friendly hello, I relayed my message to the…

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