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Charis Ramsing
"Le véritable voyage de découverte ne consiste pas à chercher des nouveaux paysages, mais à avoir de nouveaux yeux." - Marcel Proust
"Le véritable voyage de découverte ne consiste pas à chercher des nouveaux paysages, mais à avoir de nouveaux yeux." - Marcel Proust
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On believing God's goodness
A funny thing happened this week. I finished writing my thesis proposal, something I've been dreaming up for years and writing for months. Who knows if it'll it get me grant money, but the point is that it's done, approved by my advisor, and I'm pretty darn...

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turning twenty and other ramblings
This month I enter a new decade:  my 20's. It's crazy. Part of me doesn't believe I'm here, yet another feels like I've already been forever. The past 10 years were unique. It's been a lot. I traveled to 9 countries, but lived in 3. I learned to speak three...

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"Jesus Feminism" - Pursuing Equality with LOVE
The other day I was waiting for a bus, scrolling absent mindedly through Instagram discovery when I stumbled across this book - "Jesus Feminist" by Sarah Bessey. I was struck and did something my friends and family know I never do - bought it immediately. I...
"Jesus Feminism" - Pursuing Equality with LOVE
"Jesus Feminism" - Pursuing Equality with LOVE
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As Christians, we should not be silent
I haven't posted in so long I'd forgotten how to even get to this website, but here I am. I have been thinking and praying for days about if I should even say anything about this, or what I would say, but as the church stays silent I need to raise my voice....

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Hello world, it's been awhile...
I told myself I would write, but even after a year's gone by, the emotional barrier blocking me from all of you still hasn't gotten any lower. Even now, laying here in my bed, I see myself sitting amongst my suitcases in Morocco typing out that last blogpos...

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This isn't over yet
284 days ago I left my home to find another home.  284 days ago I wrote this: “‘Are
you ready?’ That's the question I've heard the most the past couple weeks. Well
no, I'm not. What exactly does ready mean? I don't think anyone can be ready to
say goodbye t...

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Two Empty Suitcases
There’s two empty suitcases sitting in the cabinet above my
closet. There’s a box full of clothes and books to give away. There’s a room
full of memories staring me in the face. There’s an empty peanut butter jar on the table, a world map
on the wall with c...

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Cookbook
After hours and hours spent in the kitchen watching, taking notes, and of course eating, I am proud to say that I have finally published my very own cookbook! I am selling it without profit, but Blurb still charges a reasonable amount for manufacturing, so ...

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Last School Night
It’s 12:37am, and it’s my last school night. Yes, I know
what you’re thinking Mom and Dad, I should be asleep. I've got my two last
tests tomorrow, and sleep would be a great idea, but I just can’t. I have 19,
well now 18, days left here and I just can’t wr...

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The Best Moments
Have you ever had those moments when you just win? Like when you find 5 dollars in your pocket or when you go to Costco and there's samples? Well these are some of the best "win" moments of Morocco 1.        When you get a tram stop and the tram comes in a
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