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Raising CURIOUS Readers

April 14, 2012

Like many homes, reading together at ZOE is a special time. It’s a time when parents can cuddle their children, laugh at funny stories, discuss issues and get to know one another better. Reading is so much more than just figuring out the words on a page. It’s a chance to explore new places, discover […]

Graduation!

March 29, 2012

Graduations are an exciting time! As I think back on my own Grade 6 experience, I have to say that I really loved school.  I had supportive parents, great friends and wonderful teachers, which made my learning experience a positive one and also a huge catalyst for me later becoming a teacher. My transition from […]

Color Of Love

February 14, 2012

Children Rescued From Human Trafficking Find Color When my children were born, I remember positioning colorful baby toys all around them during their “awake” times. From shiny toys on their strollers to musical mobiles above their cribs to stimulating floor mats under their feet, all were bright and captivating with a varying assortment of textures […]

7-Eleven

February 9, 2012

As I drove around doing errands the other day, my mind wandered from thought to thought.  My to-do lists.  What to cook for dinner.  Things to remember. And then I saw it. Another one.  A new one, which had just been built. A brand spanking new … 7- ELEVEN store. My 5-year-old daughter and my […]

Go Fly a Kite! (Happiness on a String!)

February 6, 2012

When was the last time you flew a kite?  I can’t remember the last time I did, but I do remember flying them as a child. Kite making and flying are certainly a lot of fun, but have you ever stopped to think about some of the other mental, emotional and physical advantages of kites? […]

Khantoke Dinner -with Grace Baptist

August 29, 2011

I’m the sort of person who needs to hear something many times before I can memorize it. I need to drive somewhere several times before I can remember where to go and … sometimes I even need to meet people a few times before their names and faces are familiar. It’s a challenge that’s for sure but […]

It’s almost Mothers Day!

August 10, 2011

For many children around the world, the first word that they learn to speak is some variation of ‘Mom’, ‘Mum’, ‘Mama’ or, in Thailand, ‘Mae’. Although the word might vary in different languages, the name given to one’s mother signifies a special relationship with the one who loves unconditionally and cares devotedly for her precious children.   […]

Sewing Classes with Evergreen SGV

June 28, 2011

I love it when “shopping†becomes part of my job! A few months ago I was asked to go and purchase fabric from the day market suitable for making some fitted sheets for the girls’ and boys’ rooms at ZOE Children’s Homes. I was so excited! Taking my assistant Dave (my husband), to carry the […]

Playing Hairdressers

June 4, 2011

I remember as a little girl getting out all the hair accessories, brushes and combs and playing hairdresser with my mum.  How funny it was one night when the pastor of our church called around to our house unexpectedly and my mum had to answer the door with a very strange looking hair-do!  Our daughter […]

You’ve Spoiled Me for the Ordinary

October 28, 2010

New Perspective After Short-Term Missions Trip You’ve spoiled me for the ordinary… This was the comment one man said at a team debriefing this morning when he reflected on his visit to ZOE over the past week. I knew what he meant. I sat, close to tears, as each member of the short-term missions team […]