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Gabriela Sahara

God is my Strength in the Desert. Long before I was pregnant, I wanted to name my future daughter Sahara, which means desert in Arabic ( the Arabic word: صحراء is pronounced differently, but I liked the way the American … Continue reading

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39 Weeks Preg

I am 39 weeks pregnant today. My due date is next Friday. I think (really, really hope) baby will come before then though. This morning I dropped Gary off to take the GRE. Last night I was afraid (and excited) … Continue reading

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The Fear of Loving

We found out I was pregnant around December 8th while we were still in Jordan. Two weeks later, we just told a few close friends in Jordan the good news, planning on waiting a bit longer to tell others. However, … Continue reading

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Caroling in Jordan

A few nights ago, we decided to go caroling. This is not a common practice at all in the Arab world, so for most of the homes we visited, it was the first time to experience caroling. We visited believers … Continue reading

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Profile of an English Student

F: She was one of the older students in my class, around 45. She is a widow, but the death of her husband did anything but slow her down. She is smooth, self-assured, smart, a hard worker and a chain … Continue reading

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Stupid Things I Say While Learning Arabic

When learning a new language: You know when you’ve been using a certain word with such confidence, but it never seems to get the response you’re expecting. They crease their brow, nod their head, but then give you that face … Continue reading

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Ants and “Lysol”

Two weeks ago we moved into a new house and it has been just one drama after another. Yesterday was no exception… Gary’s story: So, my nose doesn’t always work very well – I have to preface this story with … Continue reading

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Arabic Lesson with a Friend

Through the alley, up the stairs, I ring the door bell It sounds like a song bird. “Marhaba Habibti!” We kiss, one, two, three, sneak in four times because I really love her. She brings tea. She brings the fan. … Continue reading

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Month in Jordan Update

What has been on my mind? We’ve been in Jordan just over a month now. God, what is my prayer? I am afraid of missing out… I’m here for a short time… I want to meet people, practice Arabic, serve, … Continue reading

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Chicken Hearts

Yesterday Gary and I went to the Suq (the marketplace) to get some food to stock up for all the shops being closed for Eid Al-Adha. We got our fruits and vegetables at the different stands, then went to the … Continue reading

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