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Adventures in Africa

Our Mission Work in Uganda

When Chris and I first accepted the call to serve in Africa, we were named Directors of the Secondary School. Our main goal was to help oversee and organize programs at the newly purchased school. With our experience and expertise in education, we were…

November 5, 2016
Adventures in Africa

Why Africa?

I never imagined I would take a break from my teaching career and move my family across the globe. But God did. I began teaching over 8 years ago, and although I have thought about pursuing other avenues, I did not think I’d ever…

November 3, 2016
Adventures in Africa

The Brutons Go to Africa

When we began sharing the news of our upcoming adventures in Africa, the initial announcements were NOT well received. I can remember enjoying a beautiful fall evening celebrating Ellis’s first pumpkin patch visit. My sister couldn’t stay for dinner, so my mom and stepfather…

November 2, 2016
Encouragement Motherhood

9 lessons learned on maternity leave | part 2

Becoming a mommy is one of the greatest gifts on earth, but it can be quite challenging–especially in the beginning.  Your life is a blur of snuggles, diapers, cries, coos, joy, hope, exhaustion, and fear.  I learned so much during my first few months…

October 7, 2015
Family Food

Meal-Planning ~ responses from viewers

I hope you’ve enjoyed using my theme-night solution for planning your family’s meals!  Since that post, I’ve heard from many followers and wanted to share some of their  T H E M E – N I G H T ideas.  (Oh! And if you didn’t…

October 5, 2015
Encouragement Motherhood

9 lessons learned on maternity leave | part 1

This girl LOVES lists.  Shopping lists. To-do list. Dreams, goals, declarations.  Then there are those “never do this again!” lists.  Well, right before returning to work after my maternity leave, I made one of those.  My son was around 12 weeks old.  What a…

August 23, 2015
Encouragement Teaching

{a little love for our teachers}

As many teachers are already back at work preparing for this upcoming school year, I thought it appropriate to attempt to highlight some of the hard work they do each and every year. I hope we will send our teachers a little love. Teaching is TOUGH!  We expect more and…

July 28, 2015
Encouragement Lifestyle

Blog|The Bobbie Pen

Hi Friends!  I am just wanting to update you on a few advancements in the blog!  First, you can now subscribe to email updates of the blog through the “Subscribe” feature on my sidebar.  Simply put in your email and viola!  You are subscribed!…

July 25, 2015