Intensity of Emotion

Screaming echoed off the walls of our tiny apartment. My sleep deprived body cried out for the night to end.  Each of us face our own crossroad moments where circumstances can push us to the limit. We can feel stretched beyond our comfort zone and we wonder, can I make it? The emotions are oh…

Thankful

Five kids bustled about as we made our final preparations for Thanksgiving lunch. From ten months to six years old all five children played their part in getting lunch ready.  Two of the five children in co-op that day were experiencing Thanksgiving for the first time. As I explained to them all about Thanksgiving I…

10 Years

Ten years ago I stepped my bare feet into the white sand still in awh of our romantic whirl wind God dating experience (click here). Adventure and crazy God sized dreams floated in my head as we shared our first kiss and said “I Do”.   Yet even with all the start up hype I…

Loss That Grows You

Searing loss can define us. It can make us bitter and angry or it can help us have an intense depth of compassion for others.  Three years ago today I held my sweet fourth born child. For 32 weeks I had wondered what this little man would look like.  And now here he was. His…

Pursuing the Greatest Romance

Friends, family, and strangers around the world, how are you? Thought I would share a brief recap of my first week in Film Production School. As some of you may know God recently spoke to Kara and I about needing to continue furthering my film skills. The word he gave me was to “build muscle…

God of Miraculous Provisions

Two days before Bruce’s school was to start we only had $300 of the $4,000 we needed. Had we heard God correctly? Yes, we knew God had spoken clearly that Bruce was to do the Film Production school (click here). Therefore, were we to panic and back down from what God had spoken?  How could…

God of the Impossible

There I slumped in our living room waiting for an answer. Time ticked on yet no answer would come. My eyelids became heavy ….. would I hear anything? Nothing…. Finally His still small voice beckoned “Trust me for both”. Faith filled my heart and I knew He had spoken and I could trust Him. No…

Stepping Out Once Again

Bruce has been working hard on the film he and his team captured in Indonesia. The second draft was sent to their advisors last week and they’ve already been given a thumbs up. With this film getting close to being wrapped up Bruce is now counting down the two weeks to Film Production School. Faith…

Waiting for a Vision

Visions can be spoken yet as time goes by they can loose their luster. Instead we can find ourselves questioning the vision God has put on our hearts. Last week I was excited to stand with a strong woman who had a vision come into fruition after waiting for 16 years. This vision is for…

Walking in Forgiveness

The irritation was real as the frustrating thoughts swirled around in my head. Yet here we are a part of Youth With a Mission (YWAM) and we are supposed to have it all together, right? This November Bruce and I will be celebrating ten years of marriage. Like many of you who are married Bruce…