Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen She Blossoms

tips for meeting dad for the first time

3 Tips for Meeting Your Dad for the First Time

Most kids don’t remember the first time they met their father because they were tiny little babies. But what about daughters like me? I didn’t meet my dad until I was an adult in my 20s. I had no idea how the meeting would go — or even if my father wanted to meet me! But I went to Israel anyway. If you’re getting ready to meet your dad for the first time, you may find my “the first time we met” story encouraging.

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How Do Solo Female Travelers Buy Wine in Dubai?

Tourists — even solo female travelers — can now buy alcohol in Dubai. Previously wine, beer and hard liquor was only sold to tourists in licensed restaurants, but now travelers can buy alcohol in liquor stores in the United Arab Emirates. My experience buying wine was unsettling, even a little scary, but I emerged from the shuttered, hidden, clandestine liquor store victorious!

Blossom Tips When You Feel Homesick on the Mission Field

Help for Missionaries Coping With Homesickness

How do you cope when you feel homesick and lonely on the mission field? You can’t just go home at the end of a long, difficult day as a missionary! When I lived in Africa — I taught missionaries’ and expats’ kids at Rosslyn Academy, an international school in Nairobi, Kenya. I was the loneliest, most homesick “missionary” I knew! I actually didn’t consider myself a missionary at the time, but I do now. And I was definitely struggling with a bad case of homesickness.