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A Lament

A Lament

Twelve years ago, I went out on a limb and bought a house without Lia even seeing it. Not advisable. But under the circumstances, it was the only way it could be done. She was in her last month of residency AND pregnancy – a wicked combination – not one that was suitable for flying across the country to go house hunting.

So the house hunting was on me. The key was trying to figure out what she would like. I could live in a well-duct-taped cardboard box and be all right, so in many...

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Why It Matters to Know About Sheep

Why It Matters to Know About Sheep

In New Zealand, there are a lot of sheep. I see them whenever I venture outside of the city and into the bare, golden,...

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He is Faithful

He is Faithful

In the past 4 years I have moved more than I had in the previous 19.

This perpetual motion of moving began in 2015 when...

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Blending Joy and Disappointment

Blending Joy and Disappointment

Hey World.

You are probably not going to see this on most people’s instagrams and probably not ours either.

We are down here on vacation. It’s...

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The Way to Happiness

The Way to Happiness

Blaise Pascal proclaimed that, “All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. The...

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Eagerly Desire the Spiritual Gifts

Eagerly Desire the Spiritual Gifts

“Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy” 1 Corinthians 14:1

I had it on my heart to...

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Obedience is Belief

Obedience is Belief

O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E, Obedience is the very best way to show that we believe.

This line from an old summer camp song is the only reason I...

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Agreeing on the Terms and Conditions

Agreeing on the Terms and Conditions

Another purchase, another service, another group to join…and in the one-finger-click approach, I have agreed to hundreds (thousands?) of words and phrases that are...

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God Has Given Us Strength

God Has Given Us Strength

Today I want to talk to you a little bit about what’s been going on for us. My incredible husband and I have been...

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Dissecting Hymns: Jesus I My Cross Have Taken [Part 2]

Dissecting Hymns: Jesus I My Cross Have Taken [Part 2]

This post is part of an ongoing series meant to encourage us to more deeply consider, understand, and reflect upon the words that we...

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