When my husband and I were in university we went to the same church. I would mostly gravitate to ladies older than me. My husband (who was then just a friend) would mostly hang out with their kids. I thought he was too goofy; he thought I was too serious. The truth is, I have … Continue reading Who Said We Have to Grow Up?
Over the past two years I have been reading and learning more about union with Christ. For a recovering perfectionist with strong introspective tendencies, it has been very life-giving to become a serious student of the One who is perfection. Jesus has, by a ridiculous act of grace to a very undeserving sinner, bound His … Continue reading Joy-sharing: Helpful Resources on Union with Christ (Vol. 1)
I am delighted by how much Maia loves to write. She loves writing stories, letters, lists... and recently she suggested writing a fall poem. It reflects the two realities she knows about life both in the US and here...especially the last two lines. Everyone here knows that the mall is where you go to eat … Continue reading A Fall Poem
It dawned on me this morning that for the past 15 years I have been saying goodbye. I have repeatedly left family, friends, church, country and home. Each time I have left, there has been gain: college education, sweet friends, adventure, a husband, teaching experiences, discipleship opportunities, outreach ministries. But leaving so much also sucks. … Continue reading A Truth That Rocks my Nomad Socks Off
It has taken me years to sharpen my sense of style in homemaking. Moving around has helped me to clarify what things I want and love in a house. It has also helped me to appreciate what God gives, even when it isn't my first choice. Tonight, as I talked to my husband about a particular … Continue reading What I am Learning That Matters to Me in Homemaking
So, it is October. But we live far from apple orchards, corn mazes, fall leaves, and chilly weather. We won't let that keep us from enjoying fall, though! By celebrating fall here, we are also celebrating the place where God has us for now. We may not be able to jump in the leaves or … Continue reading 15 Ways to Celebrate Fall When You Live Far from It
Nothing has brought more tears and sobs than counting the cost of the impact on our kids of our life overseas. My husband and I have had many conversations about this. From the day moving was merely a possibility (and our girls were just 3.5 and 1.5) till now, we regularly assess how our children … Continue reading Swirly – TCK book review