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Offline

Again we were offline this week. Our internet service started breaking down On May 14th. We were promised it would be up the next day. Let me vent for a moment

Emails are coming in and I am not able to respond. I have to turn a big paper in, but can’t access online sources. I would like to write and post a blog entry this week. I have a few Skype appointments due, and a webinar which I have already missed.
I just got off the phone with Randy (not really his name) and was told that maybe this evening at around 5 pm, the server will be fixed and back running. The use of the word maybe, did not help. It’s been 9 days now. If you are reading this, Randy probably came thru with his promise and got the server running.
Again, being flexible is key to peace of mind and low stress in Paraguay and I would imagine in any community or country in the world where basic services like internet and uninterrupted utility service is still under developed.
Since living in Paraguay for so many years, …

Anahi asks God for sunshine

For the past weeks, Anahi in her evening prayers has been asking for the sun to come out the next day. Almost every prayer in the evening ends with this personal request to God.
Last night while it was raining and I could hear the winds outside, she asked me this question: Daddy, do you want sun or rain tomorrow?. I am not sure I replied, to which she insisted that I be honest and pick one option. Ok, I would prefer sunshine tomorrow.

So she prayed, God, I ask that tomorrow you bring a beautiful sunshine over our city, in the name of Jesus amen. I kissed her goodnight and walked out of her bedroom. I could not stop thinking about her request and how naturally she talked to God.  She honestly believes God will change the weather with he r request.  I was astonished and somewhat ashamed of my grown up lack of faith.. . . so while the winds were raging and the rain was pouring out, I went to bed thinking about my daughter’s prayer.

I woke up got ready for the day and I was lost in my th…