God’s Ways Are Not Ours

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The struggle to get our tickets and to be officially on our way to Bali was so close ….. And then the rug was pulled. The funds had come in, even after flight costs had gone up $200 a person. We also felt the Lord had answered our question if we were to go as…

Trusting His Call

Has there been a moment in your life where you have felt a strong sense of call? Where you couldn’t shake the feeling that God was speaking to you directly?  Every person has been put on this earth for a reason. We are not randomly walking about life with no meaning. Many however don’t realize…

Embracing Change

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No matter what season you are in it will change. That is a consistent fact. Life does not stay static. Children grow, people move and life changes. The challenge however is how do we embrace the changes and find ourselves living in victory as we do? Tonight I found myself sitting in front of our…

Did We Miss God?

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“Is our whole family supposed to go to Bali or was that just our flesh?” The question burned in my heart as the weeks passed by and not a single penny had come in. Bruce and I both had felt the Lord tell us to go. We also felt like missions is a family affair…

The Reveal

Our names were called and we slowly walked back to the ultrasound room. As I uncovered my overly large belly, my hands did not shake.  Yet every movement the ultrasound tech made across my stomach I couldn’t help but hold my breath.  The anticipation to know the gender wasn’t why I held my breath. Instead…

Children Hearing God’s Voice

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   We were heading to the doctor’s office this last week when Esperanza asked if there would be an elevator (click here to understand this question). As I drove I explained that it all depended upon if we could find free street parking or if we had to do the underground parking.  Then I heard…

Irrational Fears

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There was nothing unusual about entering the elevator with two small children that day but the moment the door wouldn’t open fear began to develop for a very small little girl. This fear didn’t unveil itself right after this event yet it was a small seed that was planted. It blossomed over multiple months of hospital…

Child Sex Tourism and You?

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  More than 100 convicted Australian sex offenders tried to enter Indonesia between November 2014 and the end of last year (ABC show). This kind of news stops me in my tracks and challenges me with “what are you going to do about it Kara?”With Bali, Indonesia only hours away from Perth how can I…

Red Socks as Treasure

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  We closed our eyes in silence and instantly a picture of red socks with a little yellow on the side appeared. As people prayed out this picture did not leave my mind.  God is such an incredible God that loves to involve us with the details of other people’s lives. How often though do we…

Living in Perth

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  With six months of living in Perth under our belt I feel that I can speak to life in Perth. Many have traveled yet not all can say they’ve lived in another country. And even though Perth doesn’t have a ton of difference to Seattle there are definitely plenty to mention.  First, who knew there…