Lent and the Second Coming

Lent and the Second Coming

I’ve been praying the last few days a fair amount and reading up on Lent. It struck me how much Advent has meant to our family over the years, in the preparing of our hearts for Christmas. I really can no longer imagine Christmas without Advent, I have found it so impactful. This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, and … Read More

highlights in our life

Since this blog is meant to be somewhat of a journal, I thought I’d tell you of some highlights in our life right now. *We’ve started baseball season. Any mom of a baseball player knows baseball season is pretty stinkin’ demanding. We have practices after school 3-4 days a week plus games on the weekends. … Read More

Prayer for This Day

February 28, 2011 “Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.” Hebrews 6:7 Not that my motivation is to receive your blessing, Lord, because I feel like I already have so much. But I confess … Read More

Happy Birthday Bean!

Happy Birthday Bean!

The Bean turned 3 years old, do you believe it? Happy 3rd Birthday to my Ethiopian prince! You are such a leader! You have such confidence in your own capabilities and in the world around you. Your yes is yes and your no is no. You have a FANTASTIC sense of humor and love to be … Read More

God in Control

God in Control

This is Peanut.  She’ll be 6 in a few months.  She has my heart.  Peanut does this sweet thing to me, often.  She’ll be telling me something and if I’m not a good listener, she may ask to be picked up or she’ll crawl into my lap.  Then, when she’s in striking distance, she’ll grab my … Read More

the Elephant Room

the Elephant Room

My friend, Ben Arment, a mover and shaker over at STORY, is helping organize the Elephant Room.  Even though the real deal is live in Chicago, there are simulcasts in cities all over the country, including two here in southern California.  Anyone wanna join me?  all day, LIVE, MARCH 31, 2011 James MacDonald Steven Furtick … Read More

Grace for Yourself and Others

Grace for Yourself and Others

Reading Mike Foster’s little book, Graceonomics, reaffirmed some ways I’ve been growing lately. (It’s a small book with lots of bite-sized tidbits on living from a place of grace, both towards others and towards ourselves.) God’s already been working on me in this area though, before this book. In the last few months I’ve been … Read More

AMAZIMA’s chapel

AMAZIMA’s chapel

I lifted this from Amazima’s facebook page.  If you don’t follow them on FB, you should.  I’m so privileged to serve on the Board of Directors and I am in awe of the work they are doing to care for the least of these in Uganda.  Beautiful.  We’re Building a CHAPEL! Amazima is in the … Read More