Blogs by Alicia & Whitney

The Beauty of Becoming

I sleepily sank into my chair after praise and worship, listening to the host of the chapel service introduce the guest speaker for that day. As the speaker took the microphone and began to share her life’s story, I quickly…

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The Power Of The Get-Up

In Missouri, we are currently experiencing some of the highest pollen counts ever recorded, and for three weeks, my allergy symptoms have been magnified, leaving me congested, drowsy and even a little dizzy. I felt knocked out for the count…

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A Different Type of Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air and with that comes a desire to clean the space in which we've occupied during the cold winter months. The new Netflix series, Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, has been on many of our television…

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Off The Grid

Sitting in an open-aired dining hall in Ruaha National Park, it felt like I was in a dream.  We were off the grid in Tanzania, Africa with no Internet, no cell service and the ride to the nearest town was…

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The Thrill is Gone...

This is a blog post that I wrote 2 years ago today. After reading through it, I thought it was worth sharing again. I hope this will encourage you! 


I’m sure most of you reading this blog have heard the…

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My country did not send me to start the race...

It was the Summer Olympics of 1968 hosted in Mexico City. Tanzanian Olympic runner John Akhwari was struggling to keep up with his competitors; he was not trained to run at this altitude and it was beginning to show. Around…

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It's never actually been about me this entire time.

It’s late Thursday night and I’m wide awake. Actually, it’s so late Thursday night that technically it’s Friday morning, and here I am writing this post. I’m officially in preparation mode with our travels soon approaching in three days. 

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Our Visit to the Western Wall

Our visit to the Western Wall  
November 15, 2015  

Whitney and I walked up to the giant sand-colored stones squeezing in next to a woman of Asian descent. She was sobbing uncontrollably praying in another language and I could…

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Sea of Galilee- Come Up Higher

The Lord has really been speaking to me the past few months about coming up higher. To ignore what I see in front of me and meditate on him and his promises. Rising above all that is around me to…

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