Finding Joy

We are all guilty of a fake smile from time to time and that's normally. It's when you can't fake it anymore, it takes too much effort, you're too tired, that you know you've lost something- Joy. Deep down. The soul reanching feeling that something is missing. Something is dead and you want it back. … Continue reading Finding Joy

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This is why we are joyful in the midst of pain.

This year has had its ups and downs. We are focused on the joy in the midst of pain.

What kind of storm are you going through right now?

We all go through storms. But Jesus reassures us that He is there with us in the storm.

How badly do you want to be like Jesus?

I often find myself wondering what does it mean to be a disciple today?  Jesus had many followers and large crowds that gathered around him.  Jesus even sent out the 70.  But what was it like to be one of the 12 disciples of Jesus. It’s interesting. You see, how Jesus made his disciples. Jesus … Continue reading How badly do you want to be like Jesus?

Do you suppress your feelings?

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?

Free to grieve and live a life of love

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

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?

5 Reasons to do a Mission Trip

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

God’s nature and Character 

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 

When you learn to speak English 

At the core of what Edgar and I have been called to, now and throughout our years in missions, is to help people see themselves as God sees them...precious, worthy, valuable - their true identity...not how the world sees them or even how they see themselves. We are so grateful to work in Minnesota with … Continue reading When you learn to speak English