Over the past few years, God has intensified my desire to spend whatever short days I have on earth living for the mission. I want to invest time serving the hurting and befriending the outcast. I want to boldly proclaim the Good News to those who haven't received it. I want to utilize money to … Continue reading We’re Sent Together, Not Alone
Meet Emily. My beautiful sister-in-law and beloved aunt to my three kids. For the past several months Emily has babysat for me every Friday morning. She does this so that I can serve a local Syrian refugee family. During these mornings I either work with "M" who is diagnosed with autism, play with "J" and … Continue reading Behind-The-Scenes Service: Unglamorous and Irreplaceable
Article originally published on Her View From Home: Common suffering has a unique way of building community. It starts with those small and inconsequential struggles. Two moms with tantruming toddlers throw sympathetic smiles to each other at the park. A knowing glance is cast when the woman in the checkout line buys chocolate, ice cream, tampons, … Continue reading Shared Suffering Builds Close Community
This is not normal. This community I'm surrounded by is not normal. And I mean this in the very best way. Today I feel acutely aware of it in regards to our adoption. I am completely overwhelmed by the amount of care and support we've received throughout our entire adoption process, and don't want to … Continue reading My Community is Not Normal (in the best way).