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When life trumps plans

  So much for commitment. I was ready to go, remember? Ticket in hand. Gear collected. Bags packed. I ticked off details instead of sleeping. I was supposed to have left…last Monday. My daughter’s little family had been bumping back to normalcy. The baby was almost a month old. Dad and big brother were doing […]

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Backward glance

  “Buy this ticket.” Click. You are in your living room, surrounded by all your cozy and familiar things, and now you’ve gone and bought a ticket that will take you hundreds of miles away to a strange and unfamiliar place for the next handful of…days?…weeks?…or in my case, months, where everything from the language […]

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My travel attitude adjustment

  My name is Kate, and I’m a shy person. I’m also an introvert, which I guess goes with the territory. This doesn’t mean I can’t make eye contact or that I sit in a corner sucking my thumb. It doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy conversing with people; in fact, I love hearing people’s […]

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Balancing life

Acorns are falling on the roof again. The roof is tin, and the sound is like a rifle crack. In a couple weeks, when the nuts really get going, it will be like BBs pounding on my head. One year ago, Julia and I pulled into this driveway after our long summer trip through the […]

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Abundance

Why you don’t need to be afraid

As for you do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink. Do not worry anymore. Luke 12: 29 It’s not unheard-of to walk away from normal life, sell your stuff, and travel. People do it. More people do it than you may think. But only two people whom I […]

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