Answered prayers – A Guatemala story

June 26, 2019 | Danielle | Faith | 0

I sat on the swing overlooking the beautiful garden. It hung from a thick tree branch above me. It was made out of an old wooden board and used rope. It was the perfect place to spend a few quiet moments with the Lord. I looked out over many rows of cabbage and corn. There…

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Doris from the airplane – A Guatemala story

June 24, 2019 | Danielle | Faith | 0

We boarded the plane from Miami to Guatemala City, excited yet a little nervous (truth be told). While I felt a peace about taking the trip, I’d be lying if I said I felt zero anxiety about leaving American soil. The headlines scrolling across U.S. news with reports from Guatemala didn’t exactly tell a flattering…

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Guatemala or bust

June 1, 2019 | Danielle | Faith, News and Announcements | 0

Guys – I’m going to Guatemala! I am super excited, I leave in just a couple of weeks! Here’s a quick summary of all the things: Where I’m headed I’m headed to an orphanage outside of Guatemala City called Casa Bernabe. My friend Sara lives there with her family; she and her husband Edgar are…

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Writing my first memoir – Part 3

May 27, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 4

Two years ago on Memorial Day weekend, I committed to writing my book. Today, I’m proud to say, it is finished. The first full draft of my memoir is complete. A full manuscript – around 43,000 words – now sits in the Documents folder on my laptop (and is backed up in the Cloud). How…

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Colonoscopy #14

May 18, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 2

Hi friends! So sorry it’s been awhile since I told you about the latest on my medical carousel. I appreciate how many of you jumped in to offer support after my last colonoscopy when I didn’t get the news I wanted. And then, tons more support came in when I was making surgery decisions, getting…

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House Church in Kansas City (Testimonies!)

May 15, 2019 | Danielle | Faith | 2

House church. We’re not the first church to do it. In fact, that’s part of the reason we dove into this model as Navah Church KC after we left our building. I mean, it makes sense. The first century church met in homes shortly after Christianity broke out. For a couple hundred years, following Jesus…

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Oreos for Breakfast – A Devotional

May 5, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals, Parenting | 0

“How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:4-5, NIV I…

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Easter at Grandview Amphitheater (A Navah KC Update)

April 29, 2019 | Danielle | Faith | 0

Hi friends! I’ve been fast and furiously pouring every second of free time into finishing my book, I’m behind on giving you updates! First up – an Easter weekend recap! If you’ve been following the story of our church, Navah Church KC, we launched out of our building the last weekend of March and into…

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Missing the Starbucks Experience – A Devotional

April 29, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:1-2 “He didn’t even put my name on my cup,” I silently grumbled after walking away from the counter. Although I…

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Hey Cancer, FU! – A Tribute to John MacLeod

April 23, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 1

He was a bull in a china shop, and I mean that in the most loving way. If John could read this description about himself, I imagine he’d say, “Damn straight.” I first encountered this man in a bright, white hallway. He was, let’s just say, talking like a passionate, confident sales guy on the…

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