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Here comes Mother’s Day! So lately I’ve been thinking on Mom stuff. Motherhood is such a journey. There are books galore about what to expect before you become a mom, and how to do it once you are a mom. They tell you how big he is at week 12—about the size of a plum,...read more
It was a special night. The first Easter was just a few days away, although they had no idea. Close friends gathered to celebrate the resurrection—Lazarus’ resurrection. There was fabulous food. Lots of laughter. Their laughter was fueled with gratitude. Everyone at...read more
“I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Psalm 131:2 How is it with your soul? Have you stilled and quieted your soul lately? Can you even imagine what that’s like? I confess that often my...read more
She said, “Yes!” Actually, she said, “Oh my gosh! Yes!” Last weekend our youngest son, Lucas, proposed to his girlfriend, Abbey. While engagement excitement captures them—all of us actually, I’m still thinking about that simple word… “Yes!” It’s on cakes, balloons and...read more
I’ve been hiking some mountain trails with Gary this week in Colorado. It’s beautiful! A blanket of snow across the mountains paints it into a winter wonderland. It’s also cold! Which means we’ve had these trails to ourselves—because everyone else thinks it’s better...read more
Hey, friends! Today I’m writing for Velvet Ashes—a great website that builds community among cross cultural workers around the world. This week their theme is “sleep”, so I’ve shared a little about an unwanted sleeping companion who joined me while we lived in...read more
It’s Martin Luther King Day! Our family drove a U-Haul into Abilene, Texas around Martin Luther King Day 16 years ago after living nearly 10 years in Latin America. I’m sure I didn’t even know about the holiday because I was focused on moving boxes, naked windows and...read more
At this time of the year I like to make goals for what’s ahead. And one of my goals always includes Bible reading. The ways I read God’s word vary—sometimes I read it in big chunks, other times in small bites. But I try to consistently read. Consistent doesn’t mean I...read more
Today it’s quiet for the first time after a week of holiday family fun. Three out of four of the kids came home for some Greenhouse Christmas traditions. But all good things--feasting, playing games, taking walks and feasting some more—come to an end. Our daughter...read more