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Mbeiza is Home.

Mbezia died this morning. We found out just as we neared the hospital for Caleb’s surgery. Pretty much everything we feared might happen, did.  In the capital city for this past month she had far less visitors, the wound care promised fell short (to be very gracious) and she died in excruciating pain.  Apparently yesterday […]

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Evie and Her Captain.

I sit beside Evie on this couch and will myself to be brave. The oxygen tube up her nose and monitor on her finger are too much for this momma’s heart. Just two nights ago, I sat on Ella’s bed praying over her—praying for her lungs to heal—for God to be her breath. I sit […]

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Mbezia.

Her eyes overflow with pain and tears, and so does my heart.   Yet she smiles. How could a little one endure such suffering? And in the midst of it be speaking out in gratitude, and showing us love, and teaching my heart deep things about God?   And how does one know how to suffer and […]

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new beginnings

The rain drops fell hard onto the dry and cracked soil. My Dad and I tilled the soil, watched as we uncovered new, soft black, ready for this rain. It’s how I felt. Since leaving Ethiopia, our roots had been pulled out of the bright orange mud and transplanted to this foreign place. The dry […]

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Behold…

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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