We remembered and entered into the suffering and sacrifice, then we sweetly celebrated His resurrection. But what's next? Is it just a joyful moment to relish in like so many other holidays? Or should we keep our eyes on what Jesus did next too?nothing?
Do you ever slip into “here and now” mode and forget what the Bible teaches about heaven? Heaven exists. It’s real. Someday we’ll spend eternity there. What does that mean for you today? How should that change your future plans for the next year? Two years? Ten years? Well first it’s important to remember […]nothing?
Living in a new culture and climate is all about adjustment, flexing and bending with the current. There’s the life-changing adjustments that happen every once in a long while, but mostly life is made up of subtle, minuscule changes over time. It’s fun to look back and see what has become normal after 9 months. For […]nothing?
This has been another week of learning for us in the Land of the Unexpected. Bugs are a normal part of daily life. Suppose you leave something out overnight; ants. Put your fruit in a bowl so it looks pretty and is easy to get; ants. Forget to bring in your laundry before the moona […]nothing?
Just over a week ago we experienced was a flurry of travel, although I wish it had been a real Michigan snow flurry after we encountered the sweat-inducing temperatures of Singapore. Several weeks ago God began our journey toward Singapore. Finn had an infection, a UTI to be precise. It involved lots of tests. Since then I’ve […]nothing?
I have always tried to write about the easy and the hard things about being a missionary, instead of shying away and showing only the Instagram-worthy moments of my life. Without a doubt, the hardest part about being a foreign missionary is leaving loved ones behind. But there is something that I didn’t know would […]nothing?
It took me the better part of 4 months to actually hear the word(s) “dasa wisma.” The fact that it is also shortened to “da’wis,” didn’t help. But seeing as how the word had definitley floated around in countless neighbourhood conversations, I can’t believe it never even registered at all (more on this later)! This got […]nothing?
So, I’m not going to write a birth story since I’d rather not revisit the insanity of it all. I’ll just say that it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and I wish that my water hadn’t broken early. I definitely got a taste of the curse. Only by the grace of God and […]nothing?
Thank you for your outpouring of love after my last post! Those hard days are hard, but wonderful when they come… but they do pass. I feel like I’ve settled here now, that this is home, and I love it. Here’s my hodgepodge sort of list of an update about what we’ve been up to […]nothing?
I’ve had this post written and ready to go for almost a week now, and I just haven’t had the guts to share it. It sounds like a list of complaints and weakness to me, but you all have stuck with me through the good and the bad. And the good has far outweighed the […]nothing?