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?
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
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
Just a few months ago, I was pregnant, exhausted and ravenous all the time. Some days I waddled faster than others; other days I could barely crawl. Running? Not so much. When a friend suggested I speak on running with faith at a retreat for expat women in our Middle-Eastern city, my heart sank. I … Continue reading When I Don’t Feel Like Running
God has used two songs to ingrain in me what He has been teaching me these past two years. One of them is High and Lifted Up by Zac Hicks. I can't find a youtube video for it! Such a bummer. But here are the lyrics. High and Lifted Up 1. In the wilderness we … Continue reading Songs of Encouragement
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 15 … Continue reading Look and Live: Sights of Christ That Thrill The Expat Heart