pushing through the hard

{This post was written by my 16 year old daughter, Hannah} When suddenly an ocean separates you from family, friends, and everything you’ve ever known, your world changes. I found myself not knowing how to react. This was my new life. Perhaps even my new normal. All the expectations, that I didn’t even think I … 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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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

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