"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The End

654 posts on this corner of the internet.  Stories, pictures, highs, and lows of our life in Uganda have been recorded and shared.  Abundant adventures, lots of laughter, plenty of tears, and so many prayers were recorded on this page.  I would even wager that lives were saved, as we shared physical needs and you guys stepped up, dug deep and sent resources to help.

However, since we are no longer in Uganda and life has taken a radically different turn, this blog has reached its end. It is my great hope, that if anyone in the future ever happens by this internet space again, that they will see a great story of God's faithfulness to us over and over again.  Even in the past 8 months, while my earthly life has fallen apart, I still see God's faithfulness and goodness because he has been just that: faithful and good.  It's the thread that has weaved itself through this whole story.

But if you know me, you hopefully know that this is not the end of my blogging days.  Nope.  You will still find me hammering out my thoughts on life and sharing the adventures of my kiddos, on a new space (and a new platform!)


I hope to see you there!

(A little about the feet picture... we had a similar ending to my first blog and so we thought we'd try again...only teenage feet...and dirty feet at that!... aren't quite as cute as baby feet! Lol!!)

Monday, December 30, 2019

North Carolina for New Years

We decided to head to North Carolina for New Years to see our cousins and friends.  It's been a great trip so far!

Feeding the Seagulls

Playing silly games...

Little girl slumber party...

Friday, December 27, 2019

Fun Reunion

This past week, we've had a great reunion with some dear friends from our Oregon days.  Back in the days when I had 6 kids under 6 and they had numerous little ones too, our kids used to play together.  The kids decided to recreate some pictures from those days...

We've added a few more kids since then and what a great bunch they've turned out to be.  I'm so thankful for this week!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

December Photo Project: Day 25

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us." John 1:14

Christmas is hard when you are hurting.  I woke up this morning wishing that I could somehow hide from the day but knowing that I would only carry the pain with me and so there would be no point to my attempted escape.  

It amazes me that Jesus walked towards pain.  I can easily see how in his divinity, he walked towards the people that would betray him and hurt him.  But what astounds me is that he walked towards the pain in his humanity as well.  He took on flesh, knowing how humiliating it would be.  He took on flesh, knowing about Judas' betrayal.  He took on flesh, knowing Peter's denial.  He took on flesh, knowing that he would be crucified.  His humanity wanted all these things to be removed.  But he chose to walk through what hurt, so that he could deliver us from the eternal suffering that our sins deserve. 

So today, instead of hiding, I think I'll sit with Jesus.  I'll feel my pain, and I'll thank him for his.  He will be life to me today and I hope He will be for you too.

Merry Christmas, dear friends.   

December Photo Project: Day 24

We're enjoying a visit with some dear friends this week.  The fellowship is precious. 

Monday, December 23, 2019

December Photo Project: Day 23

A sweet gift and a sweet reminder.

December Photo Project: Weekend

This weekend we went ice skating!  We had such a great time trying to stay on our feet! haha! 

I think I, and every single mom of a small person out there, kept saying "Don't pull me over!" haha!

I seriously love this crew of mine!

Good friends blessed us with Chili's gift cards, so after skating, we went for dinner.  So fun!