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Valerie Hopkins
Valerie, Author of The Blogging Pastors Wife
Valerie, Author of The Blogging Pastors Wife

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What Kind Of Princess Am I Raising?
A couple weeks ago I was asked by another blogger to share an article about raising girls.  Honestly,  I don't think I have ever written a post or even taught on raising girls before, even though I share stories of my girls often in Bible study.   After pra...

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A Journey of Love, Trust, Obedience, and Faith
Today will go down as one of the toughest days in the life of the Hopkins family (that’s us).   Moments ago, we announced to our congregation that we will be following God leading to surrender our lives to His will and have taken a pastorate position in Roa...

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Printable June Calendar 2015
Summer is officially here for us.  School is out and the kids are downstairs wrecking the house.   I can't remember a year that the kids got out of school so soon.  They aren't complaining and I can honestly say that I am ready to get back into some sort of...

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Mark's Final Missions Trip Travel Log
Victoria Falls Our last two days of the trip have been spent in Livingston. Livingston is about 10 hours from Luanshya and we drove all night in a bus to get here...worst bus ride of my life by the way. Have you ever dreamed a dream and wished while you wer...

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Mark's Missions Trip Travel Log - Partnership
A Clay Pot Vessel  Before we left the Zambian Encounter Team on Saturday evening to head to Livingston, they presented gifts to each one of us. My gift was a portrait of me made of "millet" seeds glued to a canvas. I hope it makes it back to the U.S. in one...

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Pastor Mark's Missions Trip Log - Give Us A Bible!
Give Us A Bible! A few days ago, I wrote about the mob of youth and youth workers that wanted a copy of the Scriptures at our youth conference. I've never seen 60+ people line up and almost knock one another down to get a copy of the Word of God. Jesus told...

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Mark's Missions Trip Log - Burden Casting
Burden Casting   People have burdens, Americans have burdens, Africans have burdens, and Pastors have burdens. At one point during the pastor's conference, we asked the pastors to share their burdens so we could pray for them. Several shared out loud audibl...

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Mark's Zambia Missions Trip Log - Meeting the People and Needs of Africa
A Refrigerator Couch and Toolbox There have been many financial blessings this trip that are
going to make a profound difference. In the states, many of the things I'm
about to mention are minor blessings and everyday items that people easily have
and take ...

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Mark's Zambia Missions Trip Log - Hospital and Soccer
Luanshya Hospital Today we visited the local hospital. I'm thankful they have
one, but in the poorest city of America, you would not find a hospital like
this one. They had a good staff of committed people, and it was clean, but
their resources were beyond ...

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Mark's Zambia Missions Trip Log - April 30
Let the Little Children Come Have you ever been mobbed because you had a bag of candy? Up
until yesterday, I would have answered "no" to that question....up
until yesterday:) We went out to the outskirts of town to sing and share the
Gospel to the older fol...
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