At last. A much needed vacation.Sedona, Arizona.Swimming pools.Putt-putt golf.Board games.Quilting.Building a robot.Big shade trees, to get out of the sun when it’s too hot. I am so very thankful for my parents and their generosity.We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for them.Shawnie will join us on Wednesday.And now that Steve has been in his […]


I strongly believe that our stories are to be told.They are to be used to build up and encourage others through the difficult parts of their stories.The more I tell mine, the more others share theirs.So many people are simply broken.Much like broken glass, pieces are lying all around. Naturally, we are broken simply because […]

Exposing Darkness

.. at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.  Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, […]

Play Ball!

I married into sports. Before meeting Steve, I was a Broncos fan, but that’s it.Sports never worked out for me in high school, tried as I did.So, I found my love in the mountains — biking, skiing, camping, and hiking. Steve.  Well, he loves all things sports.(yes, this difference between us brought much conflict our […]


Lisa – 7 years old What little girl doesn’t long to feel cherished?We long to hear the words, “You are beautiful!”We love to feel special and worthy of love.From the time we are young, we dress like princesses.We look to our Daddy to tell us we are his little princess.We hope for the day that […]


Sixteen years ago, I was a .. short-haired boxer-wearing backward baseball cap donning legs unshaven never gonna let a man tell me what to do not sure if I wanted kids to slow down my ministry calling I’m going to be a missionary forever kind of girl. Then I met Steve and was smitten.He was […]

All By Myself

This week, the kids are at VBS.I didn’t volunteer myself to help this year.So – I have THREE WHOLE days to myself. I’m thankful for a bit of time to do some of the things I love… all by myself!


My baby is 11. It seems like yesterday that I was lying upside down on a board on my couch trying to get her to flip from the breech position in which she had settled.  And those first contractions on a Saturday night felt like real labor, but then again, I wasn’t sure. After a […]

Education is Discipleship

Last week, I wrote this post about education in developing nations.In it, I shared that,We as a family have chosen to homeschool for a number of reasons.But for me, the primary reason is that I want to disciple my children through their education.I homeschool so I can have ample opportunity to disciple my kids through […]

Legalist or Conservative?

When we attended Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Mark Driscoll was our pastor and I still listen to him online.Mark is one of those pastors who is either deeply loved or seriously disliked.He has been called names and accused of being someone that he is not or holding a view that he does not.  He’s […]