Have you ever thought, "I'm not a typical woman?" I have. I remember many years ago, not "getting" what was so great about being a woman. Somehow my idea of womanhood was tied to doing things with my hands like baking and crafts. But I didn't think I was good at those things. I was … Continue reading (A) Typical Woman – Book Review
We are leaving the UAE in 3 days. For almost 3 years, this country has been our home. Father brought us here, brought me here, to continue remaking me after Christ. He has used so much - people, conversations, trials, disappointment, joy, temptation, the birth of our son - to reveal my heart, to feed … Continue reading A Journey Back in Song
Today we are starting to sell/get rid of all our things, getting ready for our move next month. So yesterday, we went around the house saying goodbye to the things we love. At first it seemed like a funny thing we were doing. The girls were very amused by the exercise. “Bye, couch…!” Giggles. “Mom, … Continue reading What We Gained from Losing a Bike
I have never liked January (if this is your birthday month, sorry!), and I am not sure exactly why. I don’t like January probably in the same way I don’t like Mondays and that I am not a morning person. And probably why I love Thursdays and my favorite time of day is dusk. To … Continue reading Better Than Dipping My Toes
Full disclosure: This year was the first in a while that I read so consistently. The first part of the year I was in my first trimester of pregnancy and I felt like I had no capacity to read or process. I watched lots of Hallmark Christmas movies posted on YouTube. But at some point, … Continue reading Joy-sharing, Vol. 2 – My favorite reads in 2017
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 spice … Continue reading Paradox at Christmas
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?