An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story


Jumping to Daddy

January 22, 2013

Remember when the kids were little and they would just randomly jump toward you and expect you to catch them?  You could turn around and suddenly have a flying child coming right at you from the edge of a chair, bed, or even a table. It was always so fun to catch them, watching their […] ... Read More »

What is God up to?

October 1, 2012

The story of Queen Esther is probably my all time favorite Bible story.  I’ve loved it ever since I was a little girl and my mom gave me a pop-up book of Esther.  When you opened it, the pages became a palace, with little characters that you could move around while you read the unexpected […] ... Read More »


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… 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 »