Wednesday, November 23, 2011


For those faithfuls out there, you may remember a post this time last year called “So Thankful” and if not you can go back and read it no problem. Looking back on that post, I can’t believe how much I’ve changed since then. I look at what I was thankful for and realize how centered around what I didn’t have at the time. I’d like to redo that list right now, giving thanks for what I do have.

The Andes Mountains. Their beauty, splendor, greatness. And I get to live in the middle of it all.

Skype. This is the best thing that has happened to technology. It shrinks the world for me, and does it for free.

Books. Have you read my last blog?

Stores. It’s so nice to have a store that is right at the corner with almost anything that you may need in that moment. Obviously little stores can’t provide all the needs we may have but certainly they do fulfill the majority and they’re right there.

Coffee. I’ve learned to love coffee without being addicted to it.

Running. I run about twice a week and sometimes it’s so majestic and refreshing. It  has the tendency to remind me of where I’m living.

Mornings. The peace and tranquility and the productivity that comes to me in the morning is something I’m learning to appreciate more and more.

El Criollo. This is Puno’s best lunch menu. 3 and a half soles and the best white rice you will ever eat. Did I just say that? That I like the rice? It’s really, really good. Trust me. I look forward to Thursdays because we eat at the Criollo for lunch.

Change. Most of all, I’m thankful for the change God has been able to make a reality in my life. I’m different. Lots different. I surely can’t give any credit to any human, book, country, or culture. To constantly have a fire burning within you is the passion I want for all, because that’s what am everyday, all day. I am eternally grateful for the new creature I have become through the work of Christ in me.


  1. Well, I did go back and read last year's blog. It made me smile and miss you. This year's blog is similar but more mature. I am glad you have and continue to grow each day.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Sending (((HUGS)))

  2. I still like the fridge comment on your blog from last year. ha.