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Why It’s Never the Wrong Time to Do the Right Thing

It's Monday evening at the grocery store. I rush through the store like a cheetah snatching its prey. Glance at my watch. Fifteen minutes until Gymnast is done with practice. Can't be late. Hurry up. Pick a short line. Place all my items on the conveyor belt. And that's when my eyes finally elevate away… Continue reading Why It’s Never the Wrong Time to Do the Right Thing

Family, Motherhood, Uncategorized

The Trouble with Fortnite (The New “F” Word)

Oh, Fortnite. I've been dragging my feet to post this, but the more I've talked with fellow moms the more I realize I'm not alone in these sentiments and the challenges of parenting in this technology age. My son downloaded Fortnite on his 14th birthday in November and began learning the ins-and-outs of the game.… Continue reading The Trouble with Fortnite (The New “F” Word)

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The Mystery and Wonder of Faith: Pixie Dust and Doubting Thomas

Every Tuesday morning 6th grade girls flutter into our basement before school. Backpacks stack high by our stairs, and Bibles are grabbed. These girls straddling the delicacies of adolescence come with energy and giggles to recharge my waiting heart and questions to stretch my tired brain. This Tuesday we recapped our spring breaks and Easter.… Continue reading The Mystery and Wonder of Faith: Pixie Dust and Doubting Thomas

Faith, Family, Uncategorized

How Courage Crumples the Fire-Breathing Dragon of Fear

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave person is not the one who does not feel afraid, but the one who conquers that fear." -Nelson Mandela Life can throw challenges our way that shake us to the core. Fear creeps in like a fire breathing… Continue reading How Courage Crumples the Fire-Breathing Dragon of Fear

Faith, Kenya, Uncategorized

The Secret of Joy (Janet Part IV)

"Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls." -Mother Teresa The sturdy Pajero bounces along the pot-hole ridden street, passing the bustling markets and onlooking zebras on our way from Eldoret to Kijabe. Five hours of driving leads us to Bethany Crippled Children's Hospital. A sanctuary of kindness. A living testimony… Continue reading The Secret of Joy (Janet Part IV)

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Row 27’s Window Seat: When Selfish Hopes Turn Upside Down

It's a funny thing when our selfish hopes get turned upside down and the multi-faceted glimmer of renewed perspective is revealed. We settled into row 27 on the Boeing 737 headed from Seattle to Washington D.C. I gambled with seat selection and the hopes that no one would willingly choose to sit in the middle… Continue reading Row 27’s Window Seat: When Selfish Hopes Turn Upside Down