Another book review because the amazing authors out there who have written books for me to lose myself in deserve praise shouted from the rooftops! That, annnnnd they let me read their books early if I tell all my friends what I thought about it. Amy Matayo is an author whom I became acquainted with when… Continue reading The Thirteenth Chance
I met Tammy’s pastor husband the first time we ever visited China. He was from Southwestern and participating in the same short-term trip that we were. He and Cam became friends, and years later, when I learned that his wife had written her first novel, I had to read her work! I have been hooked ever since.… Continue reading My Hope Next Door
After what feels like months and years, we have landed on sweet Texas soil! We were met by family with posters and sweet smelling roses and have reveled in being with them for the past two days. We have talked and hugged and shared meals and our hearts are full and happy. Jet lag has… Continue reading Texas, sweet Texas!
We are nine days from locking our front door and not re-entering for 5 months. There are action packers and suitcases all over my bedroom and chaos in my head. Trying to figure out what to pack and how to pack is overwhelming and the reason for many, many naps in the past month. In… Continue reading Nine days.
It’s officially done and over. We have moved and spent the last few weeks cleaning, organizing, napping, breaking down boxes, wondering how we have accumulated so. much. stuff, napping again because of the overwhelming feelings of a task too large, and settling in. I can now say our home feels like home again! The kitchen… Continue reading Resident of Haikou
Moving with children at home is like trying to clean up glitter after a girly craft time. It doesn’t go well. There is something about rolls of taps and endless bubble wrap that brings out the creative beast inside my children. The giggly creative beast. They have been wholly unproductive in packing but have certainly… Continue reading Kids and Moving.
When Jeff and Leslie emailed and told us they were going to be back in Asia, we started trying to figure out how we could make our schedules cross paths. At first, it seemed impossible, but things eventually came together and we were able to meet up with them on a beautiful beach in Thailand. *as… Continue reading Everyone needs a little bit of Krabi
We love Chiangmai, Thailand! Every chance we get to go visit, we are filled with excitement and anticipation for all the wonderful things we have found to love in this city.Last May, we spent a few weeks in Chiangmai and visited the zoo. Somehow, we missed half of it, so this year we went back… Continue reading Why Chiangmai is worth your vacation days
All prayer is to change the human will into submission to the divine will “as thou wilt.”. . . Practically then, I say, Pray as He did, until prayer makes you cease praying. Pray until prayer makes you forget your own wish, and leave it or merge it in God’s will. The divine wisdom has… Continue reading When prayer doesn’t seem to work
Mother’s Day, May 2001 Nearing the end of my third trimester, swollen, emotional, excited, nervous, hopeful. I’m standing in church this Mother’s Day morning wearing a light, minty green maternity dress wishing I was already holding my daughter. I don’t know if I am allowed to stand up when they honor moms. I don’t know… Continue reading Flashbacks