Church planting, Courage, Goodbye, Hello

Suck It Up, Buttercup

“It’s time to shake it off, then, have a cup of coffee, and suck it up buttercup,” I say to myself. I’ve learned when it feels like I can’t take another step, I simply put my foot out and step again. That’s when life becomes truly powerful because there’s none of my power left.

Change, Courage, Destiny, Faith, Finishing, God's call, The Call of God

Making the Mile

We are required to put a little “sweat equity” into this walk of faith. Sometimes this journey is harrowing, fraught with impossibilities – but that’s where God comes in.

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 and it was my daughter’s first day of 7th grade. 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