An Upheld Heart

It’s been 3 weeks since our feet first stepped foot on this Central Asian soil. I remember standing for the first time in this country and almost gasping to catch my breath.  So… Continue reading


They say a picture is worth a thousand words… I walked through the park with my daughter and camera in tow.  The shade from the trees made it seem later in the day… Continue reading

Father of Lights

In 2 weeks, my family will board an airplane with all our possessions and fly across the ocean to a foreign land that will be like nowhere we have ever lived.  There will… Continue reading


How do you love someone who steals from you? I haven’t quite figured this out yet… The Afghan woman who returned my opened package passes me in the hallway often. We smile and exchange… Continue reading

Jesus….A Place?

She sat next to me on the bus… “Where train station?” “Just get off in 3 stops and the station will be on your left” I noticed her thick accent…. “Where are you… Continue reading

“You Feed Them”

The words of Jesus haunt me… But Jesus said, “You feed them.” ~Mark 6:37 Jesus Feeds Five Thousand The apostles returned to Jesus from their ministry tour and told him all they had… Continue reading

Carved with Grace

To find an escape from the busyness of the city, we retreated to the mountains. As time goes on, I find that I come to life in the seclusion of the forest. It’s… Continue reading

The Package

I am so tired I just miss my friends from back home Does God even know that I am here? I just want to know that God loves me…. …these are among some… Continue reading

The Face of Fear

As I left the restaurant where I had just met my new Central Asian friend, who we’ll call *Anah (Anah means “Answer” in Hebrew and this girl was an answer to my prayers)… Continue reading

It’s Not About You

We stood in the front of the bus as we rode home from our training facility. Our youngest child had just started crying out of sheer exhaustion from being an hour past her… Continue reading

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