The Hardships of being a Missionary.

Sometimes being a missionary isn't easy. Yes, it can look like the dream job. Traveling to a foreign country, trying new food, learning a new language, meeting new people, and doing ministry for the Lord. However, there are so many sides of being a missionary that missionaries just don't talk about. There are many reasons … Continue reading The Hardships of being a Missionary.

Mud puddles

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

Are you resting?

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?

Elijah Obadiah

"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

Finding JOY

In this season it is easy to get lost in all the boxes, wrapping paper, baking and parties. We can get stuck in the box wrapped all nicely by the Christmas tree. There are so many good things happening and it can feel like the world is pulling you like little children who all want … Continue reading Finding JOY


I am so thankful that God has blessed us with three beautiful girls and a boy on the way.  They have taught me so much on the topic of thankfulness.   You see, every time I get frustrated, tired or butt heads with them I am reminded that children are a gift from God.  I … Continue reading Thankful

I can’t believe it’s been 5 years

As I reflect and think back, I am flooded with emotions. It already seems like a life time ago. So much has happened-a change of country, 2 more children, and lots of life experiences. I remember it so very clearly. We had been living with my in-laws for a month while our apartment was getting … Continue reading I can’t believe it’s been 5 years

Emma is 3

I can't believe little Emma is three now.  She is into princesses, anything pink, tutus and anything messy.  So we decide to take the day and go to the Mall of America and go to the pop up children's museum there, Legos and everything else. At the end of the day we had a bunch … Continue reading Emma is 3

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