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
Happy Birthday Great Grandma! Mildred Lojpersberger is an inspiration to me. People ask her all the time how to achieve a long life and she smiles widely then begins to talk about how well her family loves her, about the importance of keeping a positive attitude, and enjoying a glass of red wine every night. I … Continue reading 97 Years~ today
As a Christian, I search the bible to understand God’s will for my life. I search it to know Him intimately. I search it to understand life here in this body, and what’s to come when my body is gone. Once I was struck by the grace of God and understood his sovereignty, it wasn’t … Continue reading What words do you live by?
Sunday morning while we were visiting my son at Baylor we planned to go to his church, Antioch, for service. I’ve been with him once before, and I can understand why he loves it. The energy for Christ there is exuberant. But this weekend it was Antioch that sponsors the World Missions Mandate and it … Continue reading How God provides