Tuesday, July 14, 2015


My favourite worship song in Spanish at the moment....

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

La Gran Aventura Caracas

I've been trying to slowly sort through some photos and sometimes I laugh because I can't remember why or when I took some of them.  But I came across this one and I thought it is fitting...
"La Gran Aventura"....The Great Adventure.  Life is certainly an adventure these days!  If we haven't been in contact recently, then you might not know that I'll be heading back to Caracas on July 31 for another term.  Already having lived in Caracas for 3 years, I'm excited to go back to see friends, familiar sights, and eat some of my favourite foods again.  But at the same time, a lot has changed....some friends have moved away, and some of those treats are a little harder to come by these days.  Living in another country and culture isn't always the "adventure" it's cracked up to be...there are frustrating, difficult days in amongst the great days as well. However, I really want to live these next few years with the attitude of 1980-something Space Guy in the Lego movie: optimistic, determined, abundant in grace, and always looking for opportunities.  (Note of clarification: I want to always be looking for opportunities to be used by God, not build a Lego spaceship.  I'll leave that to 1980-something Space Guy)  Please join me in prayer over this next month and a half as I prepare to leave Canada once again, and for the continued peace of Christ in my heart for this decision.  I'll try to update the best I can :) Thank you!!!

Monday, March 09, 2015

Kraving Flips

Just an update that I had a great time out in Summerland BC!  It was so good to be with the Hieberts once again, and Lukas and Mackenzie survived my caretaking.  I was also able to have a visit with Murray and Michelle Derksen (our Regional Developers) in Kelowna, and made a few new friends along the way. Plus, the weather was great, and although a little chilly at times, there was no snow and I didn't have to wear a parka! We also talked a lot about Caracas, and our return later this coming summer.  My thoughts have been turning back to Caracas more often, and the other day when I was grocery shopping, I came across this cereal:
I've never noticed it on the shelf before (although I don't make a habit of buying sugar cereals....ok, I do buy Golden Grahams on occasion. And Mini Wheats. Ok, never mind.) but as soon as I saw it, I realized it looked so familiar....in fact, I think it's basically the same as a Venezuelan snack I buy (again, "on occasion"):
Of course the logical thing to do would be to buy a box so I could compare.  I didn't.  But I keep thinking about them.  So curious.  Funny how in Venezuela, I was always on the lookout for things that remind me of Canada, and now here in Canada, I'm drawn to things that remind me of Venezuela! 

But I guess there are worse places to be, than stuck between two cultures!

Saturday, February 21, 2015


I'm off on another whirlwind adventure tomorrow....this time to Summerland BC where I'll be looking after Chris and Angela's boys.  I'm so super excited to see everyone after almost 7 months of Hiebert withdrawl!   I'm attempting once again to polish my ninja packing skills and only take a carry-on because I'm too much of a cheapskate to pay for baggage that just a few months ago was free.  Harumph.  I'm quickly realizing that Canadian packing is different than Caribbean packing; a few sweaters and jeans take up waaaaay more room than tanktops and shorts in a suitcase!  But I'm determined.  I may wear the same 2 outfits for 10 days, but I'll make it happen.  Here is my suitcase all packed up!

And now after closing the suitcase, I'm hoping I might make it to Edmonton in time to look for a new carry-on....the handle and wheels are all of a sudden misbehaving on this one!!!

P.S.  I sent out a newsletter yesterday AND made a blog post today.  I feel like I could conquer the world.