An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story

Ponderings

Beautiful

August 27, 2012

I have had the amazing privilege of seeing the love of God beautifully displayed through a momma and daddy holding their newborn baby daughter. Baby Bethany went straight into the arms of our Heavenly Father from the womb, before her body was born into this world. Her earthly body was broken, but never was there ... Read More »

Returning to Brazil

June 20, 2012

It was a difficult thing for me to return to Brazil this summer.  For two reasons.  One, it is a place that my husband and I used to go together.  It was 10 years ago that I first went to Brazil.  J. L.  had come the year before and fallen in love with the people.  ... Read More »

Cross of grief

May 30, 2012

Recently I found myself sitting in my favorite chair and asking God to stop the spinning thoughts in my head.  A song came to my mind…..an old, old hymn.  “Be Still My Soul”  I couldn’t remember the words, so I looked it up.  It is a beautiful old hymn, and it seemed like it was ... Read More »

Healing

March 28, 2012

When I first started speaking in 2006, it didn’t seem to me like I had that much to say.  People were wanting to know how I survived, how I could get up in the morning.  They wanted to hear the story, and they wanted answers.  I didn’t know what to say.  ... Read More »

Remembering

February 25, 2012

This past weekend I spent remembering.  A dear friend from college invited me quite some time ago to come and spend the weekend with her and make quilts from my kids’ t-shirts. ... Read More »