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Of Burnt Bridges and Safety Nets

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Two weeks ago I spoke about having crazy faith. I really feel more and more that I am being called upon to exercise just that. I am thinking of making some changes in my life right now, career-wise, but it’s hard. It’s hard because it would require getting out of my comfort zone, essentially getting rid of my safety net, and jumping!

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Are you really living?

Dear Sister in Christ:

Are you really living, or merely existing?

People think death is scary. I say there are worse things, like dying without having lived your God-given purpose or followed your dreams and passions. I fear that one day when my number is up, I will look over my life with regret about the things I left undone, or unsaid, about the people I did not help, the passions or dreams I did not pursue, about the time I did not make for God.  So over the years, I developed a personal motto: “No excuses, no regrets”.

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Brazil

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The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.    – St. Augustine

Dear Sister in Christ,

I LOVE TO TRAVEL! Anyone who knows me well knows this. A friend of mine reminded me the other day that I had been talking about seeing the world while at university, and I remember as a child reading stories about India and China, and vowing that one day I would explore those exotic and faraway lands.

I have realised, however, much to my dismay and utter confusion that not everyone loves to travel! I have also realised that some people are happy going to New York and Miami for the one hundredth time, because that’s where their families or friends are, and they don’t have to worry about hotel costs. Fair enough. This blog post, though, is for those who agree that the world is a fascinating place, and would love to venture beyond the comfort zone of our island Jamaica to see places many people have never even heard of and some of us can’t spell, and have experiences that will change your lives forever. Continue reading