I Believe that God Still Speaks

I believe that God has been and is still, speaking.  Some professing Christians may disagree.  But I believe that God always has and he always will, speak.   I see evidence in the bible that God speaks to people in the following ways and I believe that all of them continue to be valid: CREATION. How many… Continue reading I Believe that God Still Speaks

Conquering the Intercession Fatigue that Cultural Stress Creates

Have you ever experienced “intercession fatigue” due to frustration, negativity and even anger towards those whom God has clearly called you to love and serve?  I have.  This can often be of particular challenge to cross-cultural missionaries due to culture stress.   Most long-term missionaries work through the grueling process of culture shock as they make a new country their… Continue reading Conquering the Intercession Fatigue that Cultural Stress Creates

The Week Our Neighbor Died, Here in Our Small Village

Last weekend our neighbor died.  I'm still thinking about it because the circumstances around his death and the response to his death are nothing I've ever experienced.  And, it was our children's first encounter with death, up-close.   Beto was 23.  He was born and lived his entire life in this little village called Cacalotepec (population:… Continue reading The Week Our Neighbor Died, Here in Our Small Village

Called to Live in the Epitome of Weakness

Today I flunked an exam.  It does not feel good.  I am in Spanish language school, full-time.  All "good" missionaries study language intensively in order to communicate with the people whom they seek to serve.  And of course God gives all "good" missionaries a natural aptitude to master a second language.   Or not.  … Continue reading Called to Live in the Epitome of Weakness

Fix Your Eyes, Set Your Mind, Move Forward and You Will Not Drown

Our dog almost drowned.   My husband and oldest son thought it would be CRAZY fun to paddle in our tandem kayak at full speed from the calm brackish river straight into the foaming mouth of the Pacific Ocean.   Our little super-dog did not want to miss out.   He ran into the river… Continue reading Fix Your Eyes, Set Your Mind, Move Forward and You Will Not Drown

Surprise Pregnancy at 40: How Do We Respond When God Does the Unexpected?

I'll be 40 when this August comes around.  With our other children being almost 16, 11 and 7 it has been years since I changed a diaper, bought a sippy cup or had to plan my day around nap times.  It is an understatement to write that I'm relieved those days are over.  I never was… Continue reading Surprise Pregnancy at 40: How Do We Respond When God Does the Unexpected?

The Night Jesus Came Off the Streets and into our Home through a Woman named Salome

This year, my daily morning prayer goes something like this: " I'm all yours, Jesus.  I trust you.  Fill me afresh Holy Spirit.  Empower me to be love.  Whatever, Papa God, whatever you desire today.  Whomever you send to me today. Wherever you call me, I'll go. Whatever you ask of me, I will give. Let… Continue reading The Night Jesus Came Off the Streets and into our Home through a Woman named Salome