“You make known to me the path of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence…” Psalm 16:11

Repairing the walls and closing the gaps

While reading my Bible the other morning, I was reminded of a principle that applies to us today as we make changes in our lives. In chapter 4 of the book of Nehemiah, it tells how they faced opposition when the walls were repaired and the gaps were filled: So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart. But when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the {Read More}

The hardest thing (part 4)

I told our story about making the hard decision to leave the mission field in the previous 3 posts (part 1,  part 2, and part 3). So…………… let’s take this focus off of me and look at how God can use these types of experiences. I don’t ever want it to come across as telling my story just so people “hear my story”. I always want the focus to be on God and how He uses each experience and how {Read More}

The hardest thing (part 3)

Leaving the mission field was harder than going to the field, as I described in the previous 2 posts (part 1 and part 2). I won’t go into all the details of the next few months, but we really had no idea how much of an impact moving back to my hometown would have on our family. After moving back and buying a house, John was still pretty sick.  He basically had 2 options:  to live on the high dosage {Read More}

Picking up the pieces

Do you ever feel like you are just picking up the pieces and starting over? I completely get that. I understand what it’s like to have a dream dissolve before your very eyes and what it means to lean on Christ to see you through and give you direction and purpose. I understand what it’s like to experience losses and then pick up the pieces and start over, as I said earlier. My husband and I have faced the deaths {Read More}

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