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Lizzie and Chelsea take the Camino: Finding Contentment in Chaos 

I’ve always considered myself to be a rather high maintenance person, with a desire for the finer things in life. Heck, I want to work in an industry that some might peg as totally materialistic. I’d be lying if I said I’ve never struggled with feeling content with a mediocre lifestyle. If there has been one thing challenged on the …

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Lizzie and Chelsea take the Camino: Every Step I Take

After just 12 days on the Camino, the physical strain on my body finally struck a cord. My ankle had started aching on day 7, but it wasn’t until the twelfth day that I got confirmation of the tendinitis living in my foot. Because of the many blisters that formed on my toes (literally, every toe), I started to walk …

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Lizzie and Chelsea take the Camino: Lord, give us our daily bread

Since being on the Camino, Lizzie and I have learned a lot about being totally reliant on God on so many levels. We’ve had a lot of trouble with my debt and credit cards over sees, and on the Camino, having cash in necessary. After trying dozens of atms along the way and borrowing money from fellow pilgrims, we reached …

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Trendy Meets South Africa: Sisterhood of the Traveling Sickness

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor. Romans 12:10 When you step out in faith to serve God, whether that be in a small way or large, we can be certain that Satan doesn’t like it. He will do everything in his power to dismay you from following Christ, a little something …

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Trendy Meets South Africa: One in Christ Jesus

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. – Galatians 3:28 While here in South Africa, I’ve had the privilege of visiting different churches in the community around Pretoria and Mamelodi. It’s been an absolute pleasure to see different congregations and experience …

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Trendy Meets South Africa: Hakuna Matata

If I’m totally honest and vulnerable with you guys, there have been some challenging things about being here in South Africa. While I knew that internet connectivity would be slim coming into this project, I can honestly say it has been a challenge for me. As someone who is trying to build her career off the internet, being unplugged is …

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Trendy Meets South Africa: Finding Purpose in a Broken World

Since arriving here, I’ve seen and heard a lot of things. All it took was a couple of weeks in another community until I was forced to grapple with the reality of poverty, brokenness and the never ending need for a savior. And why should I be surprised? We live in a broken hurting world, and while there is a …

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