Where am I going? When I was staying in Nigeria, when it was just me and a chubby little one-year-old, waiting for a consulate to issue a visa so our family could be whole, I was scared. I was in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people and I wondered if I could do it. If I […]Read More on my last day of 26
I’m not great at goodbyes. I fumble over farewells. I linger longer than I should and I give extra hugs even after we’ve said goodbye for the tenth time. I (usually) save the waterworks for until the door shuts. As “see you later” leaves my lips, I can’t help but wonder if I’m really saying, “the […]Read More 31 days of living free: hello, goodbye.
There’s no place that His love can’t reach. I think we all need that reminder. So many storms are covering so many, near and far, whom we love deeply. All we can do is cry out with them and cling to the Hope we know to be true. Living free doesn’t mean escaping the pain or […]Read More 31 days of living free: the unreachable places
How do we love well? That’s a tough question, isn’t it? Loving well is running through the field and letting them be little. It’s sitting up late at night with a cup of coffee when words aren’t enough. It’s an encouraging fist-bump and an embrace that says you mean something to me. I want to live free […]Read More 31 days of living free: love well
I’ve missed a couple blogging days this weekend. I’ll be honest with you: the past couple of days have been pretty straight-up, straight-down…bad. In the midst of it, we had a great day of getting to spend a day away at a beautiful cabin with awesome friends (I couldn’t help but take a few photos!), […]Read More 31 days of living free: it is for freedom that i am set free
I’ve been thinking a lot about fear. Fear of letting go of comforts. Fear of being judged. Fear of failure. Fear of being a hypocrite. Fear of missing out on the story God is writing. Fear of shouting too loudly. Fear of being too quiet. Fear of risking it all. Fear of losing it all. […]Read More fear, international adoption, + learning from martyrs.