Paradox at Christmas

This Christmas, as a global nomad, joy looked like… … being able to decorate the same house for Christmas two years in row (we’ve moved a few times the last two years so this was a sweet gift) …having both sets of grandparents visit us during the holidays …receiving packages from dear friends with pumpkin spice … More Paradox at Christmas

Joy-sharing: Helpful Resources on Union with Christ (Vol. 1)

Over the past two years I have been reading and learning more about union with Christ. For a recovering perfectionist with strong introspective tendencies, it has been very life-giving to become a serious student of the One who is perfection. Jesus has, by a ridiculous act of grace to a very undeserving sinner, bound His … More Joy-sharing: Helpful Resources on Union with Christ (Vol. 1)

A Fall Poem

I am delighted by how much Maia loves to write. She loves writing stories, letters, lists… and recently she suggested writing a fall poem. It reflects the two realities she knows about life both in the US and here…especially the last two lines. Everyone here knows that the mall is where you go to eat … More A Fall Poem

A Truth That Rocks my Nomad Socks Off

It dawned on me this morning that for the past 15 years I have been saying goodbye.  I have repeatedly left family, friends, church, country and home. Each time I have left, there has been gain: college education, sweet friends, adventure, a husband, teaching experiences, discipleship opportunities, outreach ministries. But leaving so much also sucks. … More A Truth That Rocks my Nomad Socks Off