Guemes Island, WA

If you are ever in the Northwest and want a fun bike day, make your way to Guemes Island. It’s a 5 minute and $3.50 (walk-on) ferry ride from Anacortes. We enjoyed a… Continue reading

The hills are alive

Washington is one of the most beautiful places on this earth. I highly recommend the Evergreen Mountain hike to anyone needing to get away and see God’s creation!

A little Corona and acoustic guitar

This is a picture my nephew took as we were camping last week with the family. Of course he is not old enough to drink but he grabbed my Corona and delicately leaned… Continue reading

Coaching kids

Last week I had the privilege of coaching some young kids, not only in soccer, but also in life skills. And I got to do this with one of my nephews, which made… Continue reading

Laguna Beach Resort on Utila, Honduras

If you ever want to enjoy a wonderful resort for scuba diving, Laguna Beach Resort would be my recommendation.

Mt. Rainier, WA

Had the opportunity to hike Sunrise Trail last weekend and Mt. Rainier was majestic!

Good Year

This was  a good year to be born!

Some backyards

Some backyards look like this…on the island of Utila, Honduras.

The Reef Rider

One of the many island restaurants in Utila, Honduras.

Tuk-tuk taxi’s

Tuk-tuk’s are one of the major forms of transportation within Antigua, Guatemala and many other parts of Central America. In my time in Antigua, I wanted to walk everywhere because the town is… Continue reading

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Most people know what it is like to work hard at something. Whether it’s work, a hobby, relationships, personal development, financial goals, physical health, etc. Of those that work hard at something, they… Continue reading

Caring for kids

We went to the ranch to check on Lamkins and he is doing great. As I stood watching him in the pen with his mama and brother, I heard bleatings from another pen.… Continue reading

“Lamkins” update

We have officially named the lamb, Lamkins. It was brought back to its mother a few nights ago and the mother wouldn’t let it feed from her. She ignored it. So, Lamkins is… Continue reading

Smitten with a lamb

Yesterday a friend of mine knocked on my door and in her arms was this newborn lamb. This little guy was so new that its umbilical chord was still attached.  My friend said… Continue reading

Santa Catalina Arch, Antigua, Guatemala

If you spend any amount of time in Antigua, you will certainly walk down 5a Avenida where you see the Arco de Santa Catalina. It was originally built to be a walkway for… Continue reading

Back road scenery in Central America

Traveling on the back roads of Central America, particularly in Honduras and Guatemala, you often see horses tied to a fence post on the highway side of the fence. It seems unusual to… Continue reading

Copán Ruinas cowboy

As I have traveled in Central America, I observed a few scenes where certain stereotypes I’ve had were shattered, such as poverty and technology (cell phones). Honduras and Guatemala have extreme poverty, but… Continue reading

Casasito flat-mates

During my Semana Santa experience in Antigua, Guatemala, I had the opportunity to stay at Casasito Volunteer House.  The people who work and volunteer at Casasito are focused on supporting educational centers close… Continue reading

New friends

Meet my new friends, Yair & Marcela, whom I met while in Antigua, Guatemala. He is from Israel and she is from Spain. They recently got engaged and moved to Antigua for work.… Continue reading

Guatemalan Police portrait

There is a beautiful lookout point in Antigua, Guatemala named Cerro de la Cruz and you can see the entire grid of the city with its outer neighborhoods. It’s a short hike to… Continue reading

  • A Little About Me

    My name is Jill. I’m a writer, deep thinker and on a quest to BE PRESENT and BE LOVE. I’m an ex-churchgoer. I’ve lived in 27 different places in my life. I was once an island dweller and I’ve been a pioneer in a handful of start-up organizations in the USA, Switzerland, and Honduras. Oh and I should mention that I was a real 40-yr-old virgin  when I came out. I hope to validate others experiences in abusive churches by sharing my stories and truths. I want you to leave here thinking differently and honoring that still small voice within you.

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