Thankful Thursday: Unexpected Community

(This Thankful Thursday post is a little early, but I gotta post when I have internet!) I’ve cried a lot over the last few days. And I’m not a crier, y’all. It all started on Monday when I felt led to finally post something about our adoption and the struggle it has been. I readContinue reading “Thankful Thursday: Unexpected Community”

Thankful Thursday: Spilled Water

I all but collapsed in the bed, exhausted physically, mentally, emotionally. I had made a rookie missionary mistake earlier that day, one that cost us 3,000 liters of precious rainwater. Three. THOUSAND. Liters. In dry season, no less. I had opened the upper tank valve to fill our cistern in an effort to prevent theContinue reading “Thankful Thursday: Spilled Water”

Thankful Thursday: Baby Steps

I finally had them all occupied. With my kids and the two other MKs staying with me splashing happily in the basin of water around back and soaking each other to the core, I quietly slipped into my bedroom for some “me” time. About the time I unplugged the computer from the charger, my oldestContinue reading “Thankful Thursday: Baby Steps”

Thankful Thursday: God\’s Patience

As I read the e-mail my heart sank. When I got the phone call with the good news, I was ecstatic! When Richard told me about his conversation, I became worried. When we hadn\’t heard back, I was stressed. When I read the text, I was encouraged. All of this in just a day\’s time.Continue reading “Thankful Thursday: God\’s Patience”

Thankful Thursday: A Beautiful Plan

I follow a lot of blogs. I don\’t read them all regularly, and I read some more than others, but I love to read blogs. Perhaps it\’s an addiction, but it\’s one that often expands my mind and heart and challenges my soul. I read stories of hope and life and self-sacrifice and giving andContinue reading “Thankful Thursday: A Beautiful Plan”

Thankful Thursday: This Little Guy

I am so thankful for this. little. guy. Some days, being a \”stay at home\” mom is tiring. Some days, I just want an itsy bitsy little break. Some days are monotonous. But every day, this little guy makes me laugh. And every day, I am thankful for him. And every day, I wouldn\’t tradeContinue reading “Thankful Thursday: This Little Guy”

Thankful Thursday: God\’s Wisdom

Today, I\’m just thankful for God\’s wisdom. It\’s pure. It\’s honest. It never fails. That\’s what I desire to have. God\’s wisdom. And He says He\’ll give it to us if we ask. So I\’ve been asking a lot lately. I haven\’t blogged a lot in a while. It\’s not because I don\’t have anythingContinue reading “Thankful Thursday: God\’s Wisdom”

Thankful Thursday: Dear God, Thank You

Dear God, Today, all I can say is thank You. And I\’m so glad that I can cling to Romans 8.26. \”Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.\” HumbledContinue reading “Thankful Thursday: Dear God, Thank You”

Thankful Thursday: God Knows What\’s Up

Anytime someone asks me, \”What\’s up?\” my general response is, \”Nothing much, how about you?\” That is, in fact, a lie. There is a lot that\’s \”up\”. And no doubt there is a lot that\’s \”up\” with the other person even though their response is likely to be the same. That\’s what it\’s like whenContinue reading “Thankful Thursday: God Knows What\’s Up”