This jja jja (grandma) takes care of her two young grandsons, after their parents disappeared leaving them at her door. (Misty and Meredith…you sponsor those children to go to school!) Jja jja lives next door to the school, so when I visit, I love to say hello and see her smile. There’s something so beautiful … Continue reading Jja Jja
I was remembering the exact moment when I fell utterly in love with Uganda. It was a force in my heart that exploded as a blender without a top, and hit me like a linebacker. In October 2009 I went on a mission trip with Omar Garcia as part of his Go Beyond team at Kingsland Baptist … Continue reading smearing fingerpaint of love in Uganda
Parenting has to be the hardest job to do on this earth. I think we make it harder than it needs to be. God gave us the example to follow. We are His children, and he’s the Father. The way He loves us is the way we are to love our children. It is very … Continue reading Parenting wild tongues.
I went shopping yesterday for books to bring to the children at the orhanage. I really enjoy children’s picture books. I flipped through the illustrations and imagined myself under a tree sitting on a bench with all of the children gathered around me hanging on my next word and eager to see the picture … Continue reading Kirabo Seeds…gift seeds
It’s 3:30am. Couldn’t sleep, tossed and turned, scratched, prayed, and finally went to the patio and waited for the coffee to brew. If I’m going to be awake at this hour, at least I can be alone with God and listen for his voice in the bible. I’m not really alone. There’s a big fat … Continue reading Compassion
Moving spot center in the high school experience for Jordan was a bold and scary parenting decision. I dreaded the emotional turmoil it may cause him. He has a solid group of friends in Katy. He was secure and flourishing in his social life there. So when we plucked him out and said, “now you … Continue reading Moving during high school…fair?
A blogging friend is going to court today for her adoption. They were waiting for their court date when we were in Uganda last Christmas for our adoption. The setbacks this year have caused them great heart ache and strain in learning to be patient, and wait on God’s perfect timing. Recently I have been … Continue reading On the frontline of adoption in Uganda