Recently, I was invited to share about my ministry at a church. Weeks prior I began trying to gather my thoughts about what I would say. I had some things in my mind and my heart that I thought about sharing but nothing seemed to flow. The days rolled by, and the words just didn’t seem to be coming together.
Recently, I took some time away from studying and visited the capital city to experience a different aspect of Brazilian culture. It didn’t take long for cultural differences to be glaring at me. However, of all the things I experienced, there is only one that I continue to reflect on. My friend and I were […]
There are few things more refreshing than a popsicle on a hot summer day. Recently, I was visiting with my mentor and her 18 month old grandson, Sonny. As we stood outside in the Florida heat, enjoying our popsicles, we noticed that Sonny wasn’t eating his. Holding tightly to the end of the popsicle stick, […]
Last week my monthly financial support soared up to 95%! Exciting, right? Well, kind of. It has been fifteen years since the Lord called me to missions and through the years I have often wondered what this day would be like. Now that it is here, I can honestly say, it feels unlike anything I […]
Have you ever been placing a rubber band around something only for it to suddenly snap and go flying across the room? Stretching beyond the breaking point seems to be the theme of my life right now. There are days that I feel as if the Lord has asked me to do things that I […]
Basketball and spiritual living are two activities that are not typically perceived to be in the same category. This past weekend I had the opportunity to watching my elementary age niece and nephew play their very first basketball game. As I sat and watched them break every rule in the book, the Lord reminded me […]
Have you ever considered what life would be like without a word for forgiveness? How would you teach about the concept of reconciliation and forgiveness if there was no word to describe it? This was a challenge for missionaries in Brazil for years. They strenuously tried to find a word in the tribal language comparable […]
My eight year old niece, whom my family frequently refers to as “Little Lizzie”, is having a difficult time understanding why I have to move so far away from her. Last week I was trying to explain to her the necessity of missions and why I am leaving. Thinking that I am preparing to return […]