another Wave of Grief

I’m just naive enough to not have seen it coming. I knew he needed to leave. Either the timing or the calling wasn’t right for him. His heart wasn’t here and his mind was consumed with the challenges ahead of him once he returned to the US without us. At 18, there’s no telling what’s … Read more

Gaining Traction

We sat down this week and made a rough sketch of a schedule. It was painful. 😣I thrive on routine but I’m just rebellious enough to balk at anything more than that. The loose approach to planning our days wasn’t working, however. It was beginning to be a lot like having a place for everything … Read more

Always Learning

I mentioned here that we’ve finally begun settling into a routine. School is happening again and I’m so relieved. But the truth is, even when the books weren’t being pulled out, learning was happening. So, so much learning. Things like not stepping over someone, or their things, even if they’re sitting in the middle of … Read more

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The former things have passed away …

As I sit writing this, I’m tucked away in the only room in the house with AC. It’s 10:30 in the morning and my weather app says it’s 90 degrees outside with 62% humidity making it feel like 102. And the neighbor girl says this is Sukhothai’s “winter”. I haven’t had a hot shower in … Read more

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Literally hearing God’s voice

It’s a real thing. Sometimes every hour seems to hold some new message from God. Because I’ve realized that if I want to hear God’s voice, I have to be listening in the right places. Yesterday, I was coming off a hard day of discouragement. Early in the morning, I sat with my Bible open, … Read more

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