I’m working through this life lesson right now on being weak and surrendering ALL that I have to be used for God’s glory. I don’t feel very confident in my own abilities right now. As a missionary on furlough, our job is to organize speaking engagement and get-togethers, and I AM NOT a LOGISTICS person.… Read More Jars and Stones
I’m fascinated by Gideon these days. I want to start at the end of the story. He led a small army which defeated a HUGE enemy. God used him. I want God to use ME like that. Often times, I feel like all the pieces need to be in place so I can be used… Read More What if I’m Not Equipped?
It’s a curious thing, returning to your passport country after an extended time in another country. I thought we were over the “re-entry culture shock”. I’ve done this a billion times. More specifically, this is our 7th time. Still. More than ever, people are asking how we are doing. People who care. People who want to… Read More Re-entry Culture Block
Struggles. Resistance. Sin. Temptation. Training. Exercise. Striving. Accountability. All of these words have been swirling around in my head (things swirl there, I’m abstract and random.) Through various Bible studies and conversations with friends, there is a theme shaping up that I needed to hear, and a recent devotional from Oswald Chamber’s My Utmost for… Read More My Grapes Are Being Squeezed
This time of year is almost always one where I am waiting with expectancy. I know this because Facebook has done such a good job documenting my life and reminding of the memories. I’ve been expecting children. Three of my most precious treasures were taking up space in my belly-region, causing heartburn, nesting syndrome… Read More Waiting with Expectancy
This has been a roller coaster year… It started with hosting a gazillion people. We serve in Kenya, and had a bunch of volunteers last summer. That was a high- lots of work, baking, logisticalling, and other stuff. It was a season of good, amazing, bad, and even downright ugly sometimes. But mostly good. … Read More He Meets Us Where We Are
The older I get, the more I realize how much I resist jumping on the bandwagon. I purposefully don’t do stuff just because others are doing it. I’m really not some unique hipster. Just resistant. So it’s the time of year that people make resolutions. Like many, I’ve tried it and failed. My resolve lasts… Read More Focus