Today, being Mother’s Day, I want to write about Motherhood.  When I think of Motherhood, the first person I think of, naturally, is my Mom.  I did a google search for Bible verses about moms… and I came across this verse that explains my mom perfectly.  “You should be known for the beauty that comes…

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Today is one of 2 days a year, that I really take the time to think about someone who was like a sister to me.  Today is Lori’s birthday.  Lori, was my best friend for 14 years, she went to heaven just about 10 years ago… she had cancer.  Every April 3 and September 12,…

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God Has a Better Plan Is God Messing with Your Plans? It’s been sixteen months since we transitioned from life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to life in Barcelona, Spain. We have followed God’s call on our lives carrying big dreams and big ideas with big faith. We knew God had called us, we were committed to…

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“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.” This weekend, I wanted…

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IT’S HAPPENING … TOGETHER! “Two are better than one…” (Ecclesiastes 4:9a) There’s something so very significant about “together.”  Life is sweeter “together.” Burdens are easier “together.” And the impossible becomes possible “together.” Consider just a few of the examples of the power of together in Scripture. …if two of you on earth agree about anything…

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We reached another milestone as parents this week.  WE MADE IT THROUGH THE TEENS!   The day before our youngest’s 20th birthday, I sent her a celebratory text “It’s your last day as a teenager!”  and she responded, “And your last day of being a mom of a teen!!”  Wait!  THAT news wasn’t quite as…

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Twenty-five years.  It’s so hard to believe.  Twenty-five years ago a 19 year-old girl and a 22 year-old guy made vows to God and each other in front of more than 300 people that they would love, honor, and respect each other, for the rest of their lives.  And here we are!   I remember…

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[Jesus] went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him… (Matthew 5:1) Yes, we are climbing mountains here in Spain… The mountain of language learning The mountain of cultural adaptation The mountain of empty nesting The mountain of cross cultural ministry The mountain of introducing secularized people to Jesus To compare our transition from life…

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