As I sit here and read the evolutions and testimonies from this summer mission trips, I sit in awe of God. Each one saying, “Exactly what I needed, perfect, awesome, life changing, eye opening, it was amazing.” They go one to say how they didn’t realize the brokenness around them, how they learned to have … Continue reading How God Impacts Youth on Missions Trips
Some of the wisest and most loving people I know have gone through misery. They know heartbreak and pain. They've seen the depths of despair and have dug themselves out of it. They are people who appreciate life, who truly love everyone, and who are honest with their emotions. They've gained a deep understanding of … Continue reading Do you suppress your feelings?
There are dates that mark our life. The day we got married, the day our child was born, the first day of preschool. Then there are sad days: a miscarriage, sickness, or a death of a loved one. For me, it was this summer. My husband, our four kiddos and I were leading a missions … Continue reading Free to grieve and live a life of love
This is for all the mothers out there. Here are just a few of the things I've learned as a mother.
It was on of those days. The kids have been going crazy in the house because it's been raining. The sun finally came out. So I jumped at the chance to take the kids outside. We have a path that tends to get muddy and of course they found it. Who wouldn't. I could have … Continue reading Mud puddles
It is not everyday that we get to witness a baptism. For us it is the immersion in water, symbolizing purification of someone who decides to commit their life to the Lord and declare before everyone present that they are dying to their old self and to live in Christ. It's one of those magical … Continue reading Baptism
Sometimes I don't realize what a hectic pace I keep until it becomes to hectic and exhausting to keep up with. It's in those mornings when I decide I'd rather give up on my expectation of the day and just sit in my pjs drinking coffee, letting the dishes pile up, letting go of my … Continue reading Are you resting?
"For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out. I gasp and pant." Isa 42:14 I love how God speaks to us through feminine images. Only things that a mother could ever fully understand. God labors for the … Continue reading Elijah Obadiah
Mission trips can be an adventure filled with excitement and also scary at the same time. You're out there in a new place, out of your comfort zone, surrounded by new people with a whole different worldview than you. It doesn't matter if your going just down the road or to a far off country. … Continue reading 5 Reasons to do a Mission Trip
This past week was one of my favorites in the training school here at YWAM. Normally Edgar and I do a tag team teaching on God's nature and character for a week. However, since I am 38 weeks pregnant, this year I opted out of teaching. I did end up translating for Edgar a few … Continue reading God’s nature and Character