Pine Ridge

This is what we are called to do — to wrap our arms around the least of these and bring them into the center of God’s love.

Marlene’s Story: How God provides for his children

This summer,  Mission Adventures (short-term mission trips for groups; which we lead) sent teams to minister to those in Peru, Mexico, Minneapolis and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.  To show them God’s love and to let them know that they matter and belong in God’s family. One of the groups went down to Peru and this … Continue reading Marlene’s Story: How God provides for his children

Packing Tip

I am going to let you in on a secret.  Someone, a teacher/mentor, once told me. (Unfortunately I have a bad memory and don't specifically remember who it was).   Always keep any extra pair of clothes in your carry on.  If you don't have a carry on then in your purse/small hand bag. When … Continue reading Packing Tip

A Beautiful Mess

When your children are playing in another room and you realize you don't hear any noise -it can go either two ways.  They are playing really nice together or they are getting into trouble.  Okay, that first one has only happened a handful of times.  The other day I was vacuuming and my two oldest … Continue reading A Beautiful Mess


  God recently has called me to start painting again.  Painting calms me - brings peace. This painting is of a Mexican woman who I meet roughly 6 years ago.  She is from an indigenous area where her life is hard.  She only has a few clothes, the weather conditions are harsh, homes made of adobe … Continue reading Art