Happy Thanksgiving! I took a minute last night to ponder what I was thankful for this year. It’s hard to narrow it down,¬†because I’m thankful for my time I spent in Rwanda this year, John’s successful surgery, my business growth and personal development, my sister’s family coming to Portland to visit, and so many other […]

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American Flags

And Crown Thy Good with Brotherhood

Their cases landed on my desk three weeks ago. After being in the country for seven months, their job coach made a sudden departure¬†and their cases became mine. As a couple without children, they only had one month of government assistance remaining and only received a meager $420/month in total- I knew they would need […]

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30: A Year of Settling In

As I approach my anniversary of moving to Portland and just coming off an incredibly amazing birthday, I have so many thoughts flowing.

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Thirty One.

My birthday this year really snuck up on me. I can’t even believe that I’m 31 today. I actually wouldn’t have given it much thought, except that my mother asked me last weekend over the phone, “What do you want for your birthday?” I told her I didn’t want anything… my parents do enough for […]

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Timothy Lake by Mt. Hood

Love for Mt. Hood

I figured an eight-month hiatus from this blog was long enough and that I might shock many of you by actually writing again!… or just posting pretty photos. I have enough content to write for days, but it’s always a balance of time. Now that it’s summer in Oregon, the days are long and my […]

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John gets his Kenyan passport

A Visa Worth a Thousand Words

I rushed out of the house last Friday with a million things running through my head. An unusually hectic schedule for a Friday, I had new clients coming in, clients starting jobs, and interviews to attend. I knew I’d be in and out of the office all day.

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