Choices, Courage, Covid19, Endurance, Faith, laundry, Missions, Perspective

Silver Linings at 2:00 a.m.

You’ve heard the saying, “Every grey cloud has a silver lining.” I am, at this moment, finding the silver lining to waking up at 2:00 a.m. to do the laundry. You see, yesterday, the water was off, it was my daughter’s first day of 7th grade and I have been frantically trying to keep up… Continue reading Silver Linings at 2:00 a.m.

Church planting, Courage, Covid19, Destiny, Endurance, Faith, God's call, Goodbye, Missionary, Missions

Taking on the Giants

I’d rather not suffer. Who, in their right mind, would prefer living in the dark places of life over the good times? I much prefer times of dancing and celebration. Six months ago, just before Covid lockdown, were able to go Stateside and take part in our son’s wedding festivities. Those days were full of… Continue reading Taking on the Giants

Courage, Covid19, Doubt, End Times, Endurance, Finishing, Hope, Missions, Perspective, Uncategorized

If Ever

If ever a year threw a curve ball, it would be 2020. My list of goals for the year is now in file 13 (the trash) while I wonder what tomorrow's news will bring. Here where we live, in the nation of Burundi, we have thus far avoided a full-scale lockdown. While Covid19 is in… Continue reading If Ever

Courage, Covid19, Endurance, Faith, Fear, Feeding, Missions, Perspective

Just a Starfish

The past weeks here in Bujumbura, Burundi have had me (and all of us living here) spinning in circles. We have faced flooding, an ambiguous covid19 situation and now elections are set to take place on May 20th. Each of these issues have presented their own set of pressures that have proved to be demanding,… Continue reading Just a Starfish

Courage, Destiny, Faithfulness, God's call, Missions

Bullseye

I’ve been spending the past few weeks revising our book, “No Retreat-No Regrets.” It was first published in 2010, but the original publisher went out of business a few years ago. So, knowing that the book needed revising anyway, I have set myself to cleaning up the manuscript and adding a bit more information. The… Continue reading Bullseye

Courage, Cross, Endurance, Faith, Perspective, Regret, Resurrection

Unlikely Candidates

Things changed quickly that day; before having children I really didn't know what it meant to take charge and do what was needed at any given moment. When diapers needed changing, baths needed taking, and crying needed soothing, I was there and did what I had to do.

Choices, Control, Courage, Faith, Finishing, Ministry, Missionary, Missions, Sacrifice, Sorrow, The Call of God, Vision

The Giving Up

I have come to find that the giving up becomes increasingly poingnant as time goes by because the longer I live, the more I've missed in the lives of those I left behind.