Family, Good night, Mother's Day, Perspective, Time

The Last Time Mama Tucked Me In

I wrote this in 2015 remembering my mother and wanted to reshare on the anniversary of her death 12 years ago. I love you Aiti, always. I tucked in my seven-year-old daughter last night and inhaled deeply as I looked around her room. She had a night light. She had her music. She had her… Continue reading The Last Time Mama Tucked Me In

Comfort, Despair, Love, Marriage, Missions, Thankful

The Chair: A Love Story

Last week, I went on a mission to cover two cushions for my rocking chair. This chair is special; it has been with me since 1990 when my daughter Amanda was born. I rocked her, and her siblings, for many nights in that chair. Back then, I didn't have cushions specially made for the chair,… Continue reading The Chair: A Love Story

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

Beauty, Choices, Contempt, Journey, Motives, Rejection

Behind the Times

I'm a bit behind the times I know. I could use the excuse of living overseas but with the advent of the internet, that excuse really can't get me too far. At the touch of a key on my wireless keyboard, I have the world and endless search engines at my fingertips (literally). I can… Continue reading Behind the Times

Death, Family, Goodbye, Grief, Loss, Love, Malaria, Missions

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Malaria kills 1,200 children daily, about 50 per hour, around the world. 90% of those deaths occur in Africa. Earlier this year, we handed out 200 mosquito nets in a rural area outside of Bujumbura city and I wonder how we can do more, help more and prevent more deaths.

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.

Jealousy, Loss, Perspective, Questions, Unexplained, Waiting

The Green-Eyed Monster

The breakthrough God is trying to get us to is one that will have lifelong and even eternal impact, we only must summon the courage and look past our own pain to slay the green-eyed monster.

Church planting, Faithfulness, Family, Missions, Obedience, Sacrifice, The Call of God

A Full Moon

The price is high, missions is costly in every way. On our most recent podcast I share about the price we have to pay when it comes to being obedient to the call. http://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cni94-942e1b