Useful, Nourishing and Needed

I shared this infograph on my Facebook wall a few weeks back. There was no attribution, no link back, no nothin’. One of my friends said, “That’s from Jen Hatmaker’s book ‘Interrupted’.” I’m so thankful she shared that info. I’ve been sucked into reading Interrupted and 7 by Mrs. Hatmaker, and each have been profound…

It’s a ‘being’ trip

I am so happy! Lovely Wesa has written a post about her and hubby Steve’s quickly approaching (two days!) trip to Africa. If you recall I wrote a previous post about the amazing things God is doing there. If your heart is filled with joy, and you’d like to keep updated on what’s happening, check…

Stop being average

In my last post, I explained that our church is supporting a missionary family in Africa. Part of that work includes a school–the AIC Lare Oibor Child Development Center to be exact. Our church was lucky enough to connect with Compassion International and ask if our congregation could have first dibs on sponsoring the children…

Sambura what?

I promised you another God moment and here it is. Our church supports a missionary family in Sambura Maa, Africa which is close to Meru, Africa. Wondering where that’s at? Take a look below. There’s been some AMAZING stuff happening there…too many amazing things for one post (more to come, I promise!).

God’s hands at work

I love seeing God at work. Some times you don’t have to look very hard. I’m finding the more I let go of “me” the more I see God at work.

Watch at your own risk

Warning: this video is powerful. You might be amazed. You might be freaked out. Your heart might break. Your heart might jump out of your chest. Whatever happens, I’m betting your wheels will start turning… Seconds – I Am Second.

Grump monster, be gone!

I have a confession. I have been very grumpy lately. Just ask my family. I’m sure they would wholeheartedly agree! If I give myself permission to be grumpy, I think I could follow suit all darn day. The key for me is reminding myself I have NOTHING to be grumpy about. Plus, what’s the point…

He is here!

Growing up I attended a Catholic school until middle school. We attended church and God was in our life. You would think that meant there was a strong chance I would grow up being a Christian. But I wasn’t. As I went off to college, got married and started a family, God was nowhere in…

Be “that person”

Today our local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program, Sunflower CASA Project honored the 160 abused and neglected children served by their CASA volunteers in 2011. One hundred sixty children were in the Riley, Clay or Pottawatomie County court system last year. One hundred sixty children were served by awesome CASA staff and volunteers who…

You make beautiful things out of the dust

While driving to work this morning I heard this song by Gungor and thought how fitting for our new garden, spring time and Easter. It reminded me of this verse as well–Psalm 139: 13-16 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully…

Open my eyes

Attention book lovers! I’ve found another book I highly recommend. It’s “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. I started reading it last night and had to make myself put it down and go to bed.

Dear Yefry

I started reading “Outlive Your Life” by Max Lucado. One of the things he talks about includes these questions (paraphrased by me): Would you have taken a stand against Hitler? Would you have taken a stand against racism during the Civil Rights era? In my mind I’m thinking, “Definitely…Most definitely….Well I would hope so…” The…