Why. Toddlers are notorious for asking the question “why?”  Kids love asking questions and finding out answers to, well, just about everything. Ever known a kid like that? I’m 33 years old and I’m sure I’ve asked the question “why?” my fair share of times.  Times when I have wondered WHY schedules were changed, something … Continue reading

Monday is for … Missions … and MLK Jr.

MLK Jr. Today is the last day of Winter Break for us here at SEMO.  Students are back in town, traffic is picking back up, and classes resume in the morning.  The “break” has been a great time of refreshing for me and I’m excited for all that the upcoming semester has for us.  Thankful … Continue reading

We made it!

Well, this post is a little over a week late … but just wanted to pass on the news that we finished the marathon!! AND we made it to our goal of $1800 for His Voice Global!  Actually we are currently at $1851 on our fundraising page, and it will be opened at least for … Continue reading

A month !?!

I cannot believe that it has been a month since we’ve last updated on our marathon training and fundraising … SO sorry! It has been a busy time around the Barb home as a new school year has started as Southeast Missouri State University – which means students are back in town, and ministry is … Continue reading

Things I said I wasn’t going to do. . .

Well, I think we all have those things in life that we say we “aren’t going to do.”  They may be things that are detrimental to our physical, spiritual, emotional health … they may be things that we just would never consider.  For some people they are the adrenaline pumping things like skydiving, bungee jumping, … Continue reading

It’s a New Year!

Well, it’s been ages since I’ve REALLY posted on here, and I make no promises that I can keep up with this on a very regular basis.  SO much has happened in the last year, there is no good way to try to summarize it all, so I’ll hit the highlights: In May I completed … Continue reading

I love the college calendar!…

So, a lot (not all, but a lot) of my work schedule is dependent upon the collegiate calendar … like when students are gone on breaks, it means some of my regular responsibilities don’t happen … For example, this week we get Thanksgiving break starting tomorrow.  So, this week I’m able to go home and … Continue reading

Fall Break…

I don’t remember getting a “Fall  Break”  when I was in college.  Usually we were lucky to get an extra day at Thanksgiving … BUT SEMO gets a Fall Break AND 3 days at Thanksgiving! So, this past Wed. – Sun. was Fall Break and we took a group of students on Fall Break Mission … Continue reading

Lots …

Okay, so a lot has happened since my last post, and a lot is still happening … so here is a quick run-down: Last week I was able to attend the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta with several other campus missionaries/BSU directors from Missouri.  It was a great conference with great presenters/speakers.  The most valuable part … Continue reading

5 lbs. of sweat…

So, I’ve been continuing my training for the marathon this summer among our busy schedule of Super Summer’s and office work days. This morning AJ (one of the interns who I convinced to run with me this summer) and I ran a 6 mile run. It was the first 6 mile run I have done … Continue reading