On the Work of the Middle Years

I don’t hear a lot of people talking often about the middle years. You know, the years between the little years and the teens years. You hear about the physical exhaustion of diapers, nighttime feedings, running behind a toddler. Then you hear about the emotional exhaustion of staying late talking with your teens, the constantContinue reading “On the Work of the Middle Years”

In which I introduce you to loneliness’ friends, and how I get them to leave

Loneliness always brings along a few friends. I would know. The first time I remember encountering Loneliness  I was 20. I had left my home in the Dominican Republic to go to university in the US.  Those first months were especially hard: I didn’t live on campus but a 20 minute drive away. I couldn’tContinue reading “In which I introduce you to loneliness’ friends, and how I get them to leave”

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”

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”

Guest Interview–Rebekah Kline: Loving The God Who Takes Your Child

Rebekah and I met many years ago, shortly after I first moved to the US to go to university there. Neither of us could have imagined how the Lord would, over time, bind our hearts together in our love for His kingdom nor how He would use our friendship to deepen each other’s faith in Him.Continue reading “Guest Interview–Rebekah Kline: Loving The God Who Takes Your Child”

Guest Interview–Aurelia Smith and Perseverance in Chronic Pain

When I first met Aurelia, an instant bond was created. She is wise, loves people and loves to laugh. Most of all she loves her Savior. He has made her beautiful through suffering. Aurelia is a biblical counselor and I am SO thankful she was able to answer these questions about what the Lord hasContinue reading “Guest Interview–Aurelia Smith and Perseverance in Chronic Pain”

That I May Know Him–part 2

Two months ago we moved to another country. Even though people here have been very kind to us, we are still in the process of developing close friendships. I am at times battling loneliness and am desirous of deep connections. Recently, I was excited for several coffee/playdates lined up that week. I was really lookingContinue reading “That I May Know Him–part 2”

Guest Interview–Michelle Cooper, part 2

Yesterday I introduced you to my friend, Michelle. So thankful for her willingness to pull back the curtain a bit and let us have glimpses into their home, and most especially to God’s work in their lives. Here is the second part of the interview! Worthy Hope: What were/are some of the temptations that you face?Continue reading “Guest Interview–Michelle Cooper, part 2”

Guest Interview–Michelle Cooper, part 1

One of my favorite things is to sit down with a friend, ask them questions and learn from their experiences. Today I want to introduce you to a dear friend I’ve known for 5 years,  Michelle Cooper. She has been a consistent blessing and encouragement in my life. I love her honesty in this interview andContinue reading “Guest Interview–Michelle Cooper, part 1”