God leading family into foreign mission field

a new chapter: journey into the unknowns of mission work

I’ve been absent from here lately and not because I’ve had nothing to say. Mostly it’s because I’ve had so much to say that I didn’t know where to start or how to say it. In a word, God has been busy. I guess that was four words, but who’s really counting? Our feet have … Read more

how i overcame joint pain and body aches…with exercise

Ever crawl out of bed with a stiff neck and aching back and then offhandedly blame your mattress or the way you slept? I know I have, many times. But what if your mattress really wasn’t to blame? And what if the cure was not only cheaper than buying an expensive new bed set, it … Read more

anxiety and motherhood: ways i’m learning to cope

I’m a worrier, by nature. I have friends who seem unphased by the stresses of life. Who roll with the punches and stroll through the years, undeterred by the unknown. I, sadly, am not like those friends. I’m the mom who sat up staring at my new baby, afraid he’d stop breathing. I’m the one … Read more

how I’ve lost 30+ pounds (without obsessing or gimmicks)

I feel like I should preface this post by saying I don’t think one’s weight should ever be allowed to define them. And I don’t want to put an unhealthy emphasis on a number. Most of us know whether or not we have weight to lose, and we also know when the weight we’re carrying … Read more

how i’ve battled back from anxiety and mindless eating

It started in February 2016. A single event sent shockwaves through our home that we’re still dealing with today. It has painted and flavored things without our even noticing. It took a maddening turn for the worse when the stress started manifesting itself in my personal health by way of heart palpitations. My heart would … Read more

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