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Category Archives: hearts and home!

The Sacred

The Sacred Through the sound of the rain drops on our metal roof, I heard a soft mewing sound from my front porch.   Dave’s voice came whispering low, “Jewels, come here.”  The kids all jumped, but I asked them to sit.  They knew, we all did, that he had brought a baby home. I went […]

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suffering in HOPE…

I sat around my big wooden table today.I watched as a little boy with a tumor the size of a baseball in his jaw, happily gobble down Ethiopian injera be wat. I watched his family receive life-altering, devestating, “God, how can this be??” diagnosis from Dave regarding his tumor. I watched the Gospel enter in […]

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My sweet, sweet Ella and her dog, Nala…and Nala’s pup, Peanut (behind) whom Ella delivered around this time last year!! Nala has been Ella’s dog since we moved down to Soddo almost 2 years ago!! This sweet dog has been her best friend and companion…they have done early morning walks, running, playing, snuggling…truly the best […]

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Ayer Tribe…October

The Tribe has had a smooth and blessed transition back to life in Soddo. We have a sweet familiarity and simplicity to living our days here…they are happy and even Evie, re-entered with much less fear.  I’m so thankful for how God has called and equipped these beautiful gifts. He has a plan and a […]

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First week in Soddo…Perfect Provision

THIS WEEK: GRATITUDE… I am in awe of God’s perfect provision and gifts…my house helper said this morning (translating loosely from Amharic J) “The Lord has good ideas!” …he does and surprises me by how well He cares for me and my children…and dave. Dave: We arrived in Soddo Friday. We spent our weekend doing […]

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