Victory In the Midst

The moment we sat down in the neurosurgeon’s office she bluntly stated there was a new spot on Esperanza’s brain MRI and we needed to do another one in three months. Instantly we started asking questions.  “What do you mean there is a new spot?” Nonchalantly the doctor said if her tumor was an aggressive…

Devastating Report

Who would have thought a year and a half ago my husband would hear this report from a doctor. We are both in shock but are holding onto hope. Hope in a loving Savior that heals! Bruce’s pain in his ankle has not gotten better from his fall (click here) instead it has continued to be a source…

Joyful Heart

The morning flew by as we prepared ourselves for the day. It was time . . . we gathered a variety of items and hurriedly headed out the door.  A few minutes late but with three small children to get ready we were happy. Bruce went straight into the kitchen and joined the crew. The rest…

Unreached to knowledge of Christ 

The sweltering sun cuts through the clouds as the sound of morning prayer penetrates the village. Every few hours the sounds surround the village once again. Children and adults alike all worshiping Allah. Out of the 209 million Muslims practicing these rituals in Indonesia less than 2% have ever heard the name of Jesus Christ…

Thankful for Today 

Sleep deprivation has slowly set in from multiple sleepless nights with a one month old. Yet there has been a bright side, as I’ve breastfeed I’ve been reading inspirational books. At 4am I ran across this quote from Mountain Man (an autobiography of James Fraser).  “There is no such thing as a spiritual victory if…

Kisses from Jesus

The morning air was thick with heat as we briskly walked to Esperanza’s school. Her voice filled the sky as she belted out ” Oh oh my soul. I worship your Holy name….” Suddenly as we passed the flowers that have continued to blossom in the summer heat she launched into how much she loved…

Letting Go

The vision and scope for a restoration project was clear yet the pieces were not falling into place. My quiet times with the Lord turned into unanswered questions. A few weeks into the planning process the team working on the restoration project’s vision and scope had a prayer time together. Expectation for clear guidance was…

Happy Birthday Chara

Seven years ago agony filled our hearts as I gave birth to our stillborn daughter, Chara Amaris (click here for details). Pain seared my heart to the point of near explosion. Numbness soon followed and life as we knew it would never be the same.  In those seven years we’ve never forgotten our first born,…