Making Space to Teach & Talk

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Deuteronomy 4:9 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie …

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Making Space for Grief

April 9th. The day  I lost my father to cancer. He left this world on a Holy Thursday so whenever Easter comes along, I revisit that day and relive the memories. Grief comes in waves. Contractions come in waves. They both hurt and takes our breath away. In my childbirth class, I encourage the women …

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Raise a Hallelujah

 “As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory …

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Woman Set Free

The noise of barking dogs and a sudden cry of pain brought me running to my backyard. We had an intruder, my neighbor’s dog found his way in and attacked my dog.  The experience left my dog wounded and traumatized.  We thought it was over as we tended the wound and patched the fence. The …

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Faith, Family, and Fibro

Featuring Mitylene Bailey Mitylene was born and raised in Hattieville, she loved the village life. She remembers her first culture shock moment came when she began attending high school in Belize City. High school was where she discovered her love for learning and she decided she would keep pursuing learning, in her words, “till a …

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Woman in Hiding

Woman in Hiding

My worries were interrupted by the ringing of my cell phone. It was my husband calling from work, the words from him confirming my fears and shattered my world into pieces. He held in his hands a letter that was informing him that his post was now redundant and he would no longer be needed …

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Choose to Challenge

Today is being celebrated as International Women’s Day, it so happens to also fall on a public and bank holiday for us in Belize. That means I have time to think and write. Today, I want to challenge you to take a moment and think of all the women in your life, the ones who …

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Vessel for Honor

When I was growing up in the village, the dry season in the village meant more work and also more time at the river. The hot, cracked ground with grass dried and brown scorching my feet.  Water would become scarce and we would have to make many trips to the river to collect water. No …

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NaturaLean Belize with Carla Mendoza

A Journey to Wholeness

Part 1 I had the pleasure of talking with Carla Mendoza, founder of NaturaLean Belize. A Belizean woman with a powerful message that can bring about not only a physical transformation but one that can bring transformation emotionally and spiritually. Carla was born and raised in San Ignacio, Cayo. She is married with 2 children, …

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