I asked a wise lady, a widowed veteran missionary, a question. Her answer took me by surprise. We were sitting, enjoying iced tea, and catching up on each other’s lives when I asked about her kids and grandkids. What followed was an account of pain and difficulty. My heart broke as I listened to the ongoing drama of what some may consider a parents/grandparents worst … [Read more...] about How Do You Pray?
Ps. 127:3 - No doubt about it: Children are a gift from God. Mother's Day is Thursday! And Sunday! In Mexico, then in the USA, respectively. (Though I've tried milking it, I'm still not given a double celebration.) If you're still pondering a gift for the occasion, let me suggest Jennifer Grant's "MOMumental–Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family", released … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day Book Give-Away “MOMumental, Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family”
What does it feel like when your sister, who is your best friend, answers the call of God and prepares to move to another country with her husband and children to serve as missionaries? My friend Vanessa, who blogs at 55PoeStreet, shares a moving and eloquent reflection of her struggle as she faces the changes to come. "…this is on my mind: Embracing the hush coming over my … [Read more...] about Embracing the Hush