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 […]
Category Archives: Jesus–our Greatest JOY!
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 […]
147 million orphans minus one. “He places the lonely in families.” Today we welcomed Isaiah into our lives, our hearts and our family. We met him just a week ago at a babies’ home in Jinja, where the kids and I go each week. Because of his story, there are no leads on family or […]
Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength… I have been quiet. In a waiting. In a season of loss—loss of another home, another community, another country, another place of ministry, loss of friendships, of dreams, of seeing deep things of God’s heart. In a season of transition—packing and unpacking, re-starting, comforting […]
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 […]