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Category Archives: Out of the overflow…


Behold…   And then, there YOU are …right here in the midst of all of this mess. There you are, quietly, consistently, beautifully, lovingly present.   The past weeks have felt heavy. Lacking. Inner lacking has been my diagnosis. I have had a weary soul. I have felt vision-limping. Limping behind my husband, my Jesus, […]

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4 years in Africa

4 years in Africa.   (Photo Credit–Kelly Powers) “Never once did we ever walk along. Never once did you leave us on our own. YOU are faithful, God you are faithful.”   This is my offering today—only worship and awe. Only gratitude that this is what you’ve done in our lives. It’s been messy and […]

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Ayer Academy ~ March & April 2016

NEW THINGS… Beginning Piano lessons with an amazing young man from the Congo…the girls are learning to play by ear!! This mama is super excited!!  “HE IS JEALOUS FOR ME”…is our first song!!  Beautiful truth!An artist is blooming :)…And a little ‘bear’ school with this busy lady…For our precious nana…From our sweet-hearted Maija…NEW… Homework with […]

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my daughter

She stood in front of the church today, a young woman. When did this happen? She sang, and worshipped. She is beautiful. She lay in bed tonight, weeping. Heart broken and dreams shattered by words. She meets another new girl. Another new friend, but in her heart she asks, “how long will this last?” “when […]

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