I told myself I wasn’t going to write publicly about our recent cross-country move until I had made it to “the other side,” not just physically but situationally as well. You see, I’ve written all the chapters leading up to the move, but haven’t been able to write the ending yet because, well, it hasn’t […]
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I love to read. Much more than watching TV, reading takes me outside of my own story and drops me into someone else’s. The best part is that in the span of several hours, I can see the story through from beginning to end without being overwhelmed by the middle. But real life isn’t like […]
How many times have you said, “we’ll do it later, when the time is right”? Or, perhaps, “we’ll do it someday, when we’re ready”? Many couples say that about having children, as if there will be a sign flown behind a plane to let us know when the day to start a family has finally […]
I know, I know. Most of you are really tired of hearing about this transition home. I see it in the barely discernible cringe when I mention Nicaragua one more time. I feel it when everyone around me is sharing “small talk” I can’t seem to identify with. And I get it when yet another […]
Today, I’m continuing to write about the gift of encouragement. I often say we were more afraid of raising money then of moving to a developing country. I’m completely serious. The thought of going from church to church, friend to friend, and asking for money left me feeling desperate and afraid. What if they got […]