When I was introduced to *Sarah, a newcomer to Canada, and her son, Austin*, at the drop-in playgroup the other day, I’m ashamed to admit that I judged her a little bit. Her son seemed a little bit out of control (or just hangry). And Sarah was tired and appeared apathetic. She was due with … Continue reading When You’re a Struggling Overseas Worker
I recently looked back at some of my early blog posts, dating back a little over thirteen years ago. I was in the middle of preparing to go to the mission field and, as I read, I was reminded of the many ways that the Lord prepared the way for me. I was single, young, … Continue reading The Perspective of Returning Home
Over thirteen year ago, I began writing my blog a couple of months before I left to serve cross-culturally in Thailand. I had wanted a place to share my thoughts, my struggles and my victories while I served in a new culture, language and country. It's fun to look back now and remember the situations … Continue reading Where Are You on the Writing Path?
A few weeks ago, I entered the kitchen to get a cup of milk for each of my two young daughters. They were waiting for me in their beds, nearly ready to sleep for the night - or so I was hoping. Suddenly, I noticed some movement on the white tiled counter. Ants. And not … Continue reading Accepting a Slice of Chaos
Ever since my daughters were born, as a part of our day, we would often call my mom via Skype while we were eating breakfast. I'm sure it wasn't the most thrilling conversation for my mom but it was such a normal interaction and it made it feel like she was close even though she was … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Include #FMF