The Futility of Busyness {and the richness of waiting}

a reflection of three years living and loving overseas When I close my eyes and {try to} imagine Christ, for some reason I never picture Him up and running around, busy. I picture a peaceful calm. Yet at the same time I know He is constantly at work among us, through us, in us. WhenContinue reading “The Futility of Busyness {and the richness of waiting}”

Dear Ashley From Two Years Ago…

Dear Ashley From Two Years Ago, Hey, it’s me. (Or you, rather.) It is two years today that you have been here in Brazil (a year and a half in the Jungle) and I wanted to let you know a few things about this journey you are about to embark on. Go ahead and sitContinue reading “Dear Ashley From Two Years Ago…”

Alone in the City: Day Two

\”If you aren\’t content with me here, what makes you think you will be content with me somewhere else?\” I\’ve heard the Spirit speak that to my soul too many times before. Discontent. Always look back, looking forward, wanting more, never appreciating the moment.  \”But godliness with contentment is a great gain.\” (1 Timothy 6.6HCSB)Continue reading “Alone in the City: Day Two”

Created to Praise

We sat on the back-flap of the boat and it was Christmas Eve. Elliott was sleeping and it was an unusually cool mid-morning. The missionary kids were busy doing their schoolwork, leaving just me and Richard to gaze in wonder. Pink dolphins at play. We had seen the pink dolphins before, but mostly fleeting glances. This timeContinue reading “Created to Praise”

So What or So That

I went to a women\’s conference last night with a new friend of mine from here at JAARS, the ministry Richard\’s training with. The message title was \”Sometimes He Whispers, Sometimes He Roars\”. I was particularly interested in this because my prayer life has been…. well…. lacking severely in recent days. I thought, \”Maybe thisContinue reading “So What or So That”