A Star in the Jungle

This year, I have decided to read biographies and autobiographies.Janet and Geoff Benge have written a series of books called Christian Heroes: Then and Now.They tell the story of missionaries all over the world The first book I picked up was Rachel Saint.I’ve heard the story of Jim Elliot, and Nate Saint, Rachel’s brother.I had […]

Hyderabad, India

Shawnie and I are going to India in April!After Haiti fell through … I emailed Melanie Hutchinson to see if we could visit her.She was more than welcoming and willing to serve us and show us around. We leave Thursday, April 17th at 9pm, but with the date line and time change, we won’t get […]

M Cubed

Today is our “Mock Memory Master” test.M cubed.The kids get to go from mom to mom, testing in all subjects.It’s a chance for them to see where they need to do some work. We didn’t do this in our other communities, so I’m super excited! This is our 3rd year with Classical Conversations.And our 3rd […]

10 – 1,000 – 10

An obsession.A God given passion.Every morning I wake up,– I see their faces.– I smell the earth.– I hear the laughter– I imagine I’m there Africa.It’s grabbed a hold of my heart.It consumes me. Last night, we watched kids from Teen Missions talk about Motorcycle Missions.The video was filmed in Africa.As the bikes drove up […]

Here am I, send me

I’ve always had a heart for missions.I’m a jet setter, a free spirit.I’m willing to go anywhere, plans or no plans, knowing that God will use the time for His glory.I have always said, “Send me!!”Or more like, “Please!  Pick me!  Pick me!  I’ll go!!” We had the Wilsons over for lunch on Sunday.Patrick said […]

Record Breaker

Just a few days ago, I realized that we have broken a record!!And it’s one that brings me great joy.We have been in our house for over 2 1/2 years.That’s a big deal because in 15 years of marriage, we have lived in 13 homes.We’ve lived in everything from a 2,600 square foot home to […]


This year’s birthday was a memorable one.Steve planned to drop off the kids at my parents and take me out to dinner.Jose O’Sheas.That has always been one of my favorite restaurants!But Lakewood?  We never go to Lakewood. It turned out that we were heading to Bear Valley Church, Shawnie’s church.The kids, my parents, and Shawnie […]

Happy Birthday to Me

43 years old.What else is there to say?I have more wrinkles, more grey hair, more aches and pains.But I’ve started doing Pilates to alleviate some of those pains.I’m still as busy as ever, home schooling four kids, and running a non-profit.I’m hopeful that this year I will be able to go to India in April. Today, […]


So, yesterday, Steve and I went to the Apple store to take an iCloud workshop.And I set out to figure out how to make the iCloud work for my MacBook and iPad.It turns out that my MacBook doesn’t even have iCloud.I discovered that I need to upgrade my MacBook …but I can’t because I’m still […]