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Category Archives: Out of the overflow…

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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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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