Loving our Kids Through Transition

“Mom, I really miss my friends.” We’d moved to the Middle East a few months before, and my oldest – then 3. 8 years old – was really struggling with leaving our old life behind. Her downcast look made my heart sink. “Oh sweetheart, I know. I miss my friends so much too…” I wantedContinue reading “Loving our Kids Through Transition”

Why My Kids Are God’s Grace In This Season

Have you ever gone through a pretty significant transition as a family and found yourself thinking, “Man! Doing this with kids is HARD?” Yeah? Well, it has actually never crossed my mind. I love every minute of going through transition with our kids. Like when I come home dead tired after getting lost in aContinue reading “Why My Kids Are God’s Grace In This Season”

Paradox at Christmas

This Christmas, as a global nomad, joy looked like… … being able to decorate the same house for Christmas two years in row (we’ve moved a few times the last two years so this was a sweet gift) …having both sets of grandparents visit us during the holidays …receiving packages from dear friends with pumpkin spiceContinue reading “Paradox at Christmas”

A Truth That Rocks my Nomad Socks Off

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”

Swirly – TCK book review 

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 childrenContinue reading “Swirly – TCK book review “

The Day I Heard Him Say, “You Are My People”- How Christ Satisfies The Homesick Heart

The longing to belong has been my ever present companion the past 6 years since I got married and left the Dominican Republic, my home country, for good. For 28 years I had taken for granted what it was like to belong. Being together with our church people was a way of life in theContinue reading “The Day I Heard Him Say, “You Are My People”- How Christ Satisfies The Homesick Heart”