Who Said We Have to Grow Up?

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 haveContinue reading “Who Said We Have to Grow Up?”

Joy-sharing: Helpful Resources on Union with Christ (Vol. 1)

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 HisContinue reading “Joy-sharing: Helpful Resources on Union with Christ (Vol. 1)”

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 “

Look and Live: Sights of Christ That Thrill The Expat Heart

Photo by Slava Bowman on Unsplash Hello friend! Maybe the title caught your attention because you are a fellow expat. Or maybe you, like me, are on a quest to know the Risen Jesus more and more. Either way, I am so glad you are here. I have had at least 10 different addresses in the last 15Continue reading “Look and Live: Sights of Christ That Thrill The Expat Heart”

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”

On the Incarnation and the Joy of Nurturing Lives

“You feel like you are swaddled, right?” I was talking with a friend about some of my frustrations during this stage of life. I am a factory of projects and ministry ideas. But entering the world of those I am called to serve and becoming like them has meant saying no to pursuing many ofContinue reading “On the Incarnation and the Joy of Nurturing Lives”

The God Who Serves Us

In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis describes a horrific place where all dreams come true and characters find themselves living in their own nightmares. As darkness engulfs them, Lucy cries, “Aslan, Aslan, if ever you loved us at all, send us help now!” At first nothing changes, but soon a huge birdContinue reading “The God Who Serves Us”