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Jeanne Robertson tells about “Mini-suites nap and shower”….

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The Belize Zoo

In a few weeks I, and several other professors will be taking some students to Belize.  We will spend 1 of our days in Belize at the Belize Zoo – visiting, and assisting with some projects – and hopefully enhancing some of the educational work of the zoo.  In order to prepare, our students are reading a book entitled, The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman’s Fight to Save the World’s Most Beautiful Bird .
It is the story of the woman in this video (below) – and the work she has done in Belize.  I find her story of perseverance, and her love for animals, to be inspiring.

The other blog

In case you wondered?

I do keep a professional blog.   I have been  blessed to have had the opportunity to do my medical/nursing work around the world.  Most of my international work has been on short medical missions.   In 2008, I traveled solo for the first time as part of dissertation research.  (I’m thankfully past the phase where that is all i have to talk about.).

Anyway, I started keep a blog that year, because well – not too many people were going to Malawi that I knew of, and I wanted to connect with anyone who could possible help, and I wanted to let the family know I was okay.  It actually worked, I made some badly needed connections for that trip, prior to departure, and I accomplished my work, and published the dissertation in 2009.   The blog continues with stories from my travels from that time on.

The blog is called Traveling Nurse  and it is written more for the professional audience.

I am leaving for Belize again, in a few weeks.  Now-a-days, I get to take students with me.  We have partnered with organizations in Belize, and will encouraging growth in our students via this international service-learning experience.  They are already working hard, and preparing to serve.

In terms of finding beauty, I can tell you that serving others, is another one of the secrets.   Perhaps, that will be a blog post another day.

Psalm 23 (NIV)

The Lord is my shepherd. He gives me everything I need.

    He lets me lie down in fields of green grass.
He leads me beside quiet waters.
    He gives me new strength.
He guides me in the right paths
for the honor of his name.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid.
You are with me.
Your shepherd’s rod and staff
comfort me.

You prepare a feast for me
right in front of my enemies.
You pour oil on my head.
My cup runs over.
I am sure that your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life.
And I will live in the house of the Lord
forever.