Stranded

The car began to jerk and sputter as we left Costco. Gryphin prayed out, then Esperanza.  Soon the jerking came to a complete halt and there sat Zoe, Gryphin, Esperanza, our Costco groceries and I in the heated car. Trying to keep my cool, I tried starting up our vehicle but nothing. It didn’t even…

Inspiring the Next Generation

The sun was just rising over Mount Manukau as I headed out for my morning jog. The YWAM campus was quiet even with over 1,000 students and staff. And there I saw two guys on their face before the Lord. The picture warmed my heart and over the next few days I couldn’t help but…

Just The Beginning

Excitement is building as a vision unfolds. Over the last 11 months (with the exception of staffing Family DTS for 3 months and having a baby) Bruce and Kara have been busy helping launch a vision that has been in the making for years. God had spoken clearly to Bruce that we were to come…

Surprise Blessing

“Mama, God told me you are going to have a baby.” These words changed my life once again. It was the beginning of my surprise blessing. We thought we were done. We were not planning on having another child but God had other plans. Zoe Blossom, new life, is our gift and we are extremely…

She’s Got The Joy

Mama repeat after me. One . . . Two . . . Three . . . God knew what he was doing when He told Bruce to change Amara’s middle name only a few days before she was born. God had told Bruce that Amara was going to bring so much joy to our family…

Energy Abounds

It’d been only a couple hours since he’d woken up yet the energy was pouring out of him. Our tiny 1 1/2 bedroom apartment could not contain him. It was time to let him loose. The cheering rang out as he bolted out the front door and around our building. One lap . . .…

Life or Death

Never did I think that I’d have to sit waiting to know if my child would come out alive. Hours had ticked on. No news . . . everything pointed to panic yet I had peace. Peace in the midst of the storm. Hours passed and finally it was time. We were ushered into a…

Is The Fight Worth It?

Today represents 12 years of marriage. Bruce and I have fought, I have cried, we have argued, we have been selfish and we have been unkind. Yet we have also made up, loved when it was hard, persevered, bent over backwards for one another, laid down our own dreams for the other, walked in faith…

Do We Tithe?

Over the last four and a half years we’ve had a handful of people ask us, as missionaries do we tithe? This question always surprises me because God asks us to be generous and to not hold our finances tightly. So then why would that exclude us because we are missionaries? The reality is as…