handknit hat mittens winter play

grieving the Missionary call

A missionary call that doesn’t look how I expected. The afternoon was quiet. The girls were gone to the house of friends helping with yard work. The only “older” boy still living at home was gone to the Y and then to his brother’s house for the evening. The three little boys were outside working and playing and imagining. They’d been … Read more

when you find yourself praying for that which you don’t want

It’s strange, really. Because this is where I’m finding myself lately. Praying endlessly and earnestly for the way to be made clear to leave a place I love for a place that, on most days, I’m not sure I want to go. More true, probably, would be that the going isn’t so hard as is … Read more

reading lessons pray

walking around asleep

We have Bible Study on Friday nights. We’ve done it for going on 3 years now and I can honestly say that if there is something (other than morning and evening family worship) that has profoundly affected our family, it is these studies. Because when you invite the Holy Spirit to be present as you … Read more

Winter mud puddles nature walk

In this moment

The 2018 Winter Olympics is currently in full swing. The flu epidemic continues to sweep through the US. The government battles shutdown and the country is divided over immigration. And over here, tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, we’re busy playing in the mud and holding puppies. Because those activities are a … Read more

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