Full of Hope

On : 30 December, 2019 | Category : 2019

  Tomorrow marks the end of another year, which causes us all to reflect upon the past and set new goals and visions for the future. Up until a couple years ago, every year that passed I declared to be our “best year yet!” I cannot honestly say the same for 2018 and 2019. Both […]

Whatever It Takes

On : 4 December, 2019 | Category : 2019

  On a couple of different occasions, our preacher has presented a lesson, such as when Jesus heals the blind man in John 9, and has made this statement: “What parent wouldn’t do everything they possibly can in order to help their child?”   This question cuts like a knife. As I am hearing it, […]

Make A Wish

On : 14 August, 2019 | Category : 2019

  When you’re contemplating adopting a child whom you’ve been told has a fatal health condition and is already living on borrowed time, it does some very interesting things to your mind. From the time I met Faith until the day we officially started the process of her adoption, my mind was tormented on a […]

My Mina Girl

On : 14 August, 2019 | Category : 2019

  All growing up, I can never remember a time when we didn’t have a dog. When Daniel and I got married, I immediately started talking about wanting to get a dog. He was not in agreement and wouldn’t really engage in much conversation about it. I interpreted this behavior as secretly planning to get […]

Surrender

On : 10 August, 2019 | Category : 2019

  When I first started CrossFit, I would literally go into a panic any day that I walked into the gym and saw barbells on the floor.  I had always worked out in some capacity, but never with barbells. I think the heaviest dumb bells I had ever used were maybe 12 pounds. As I […]

Sabbath

On : 16 May, 2019 | Category : 2019

    When God gave the Ten Commandments to his people through Moses, the fourth one was to remember the Sabbath. Exodus 20:8-10 says, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In […]

What We Really Want to Be

On : 16 March, 2019 | Category : 2019 , Uncategorized

  Every year from December through the end of March, I feel like I can’t catch my breath. No matter how hard I try to keep our schedules manageable, it is just crazy! Jian’s wheelchair basketball season has been going SO well and is so fun to watch!  She practices 2 nights every week, and […]

Going After the One

On : 8 January, 2019 | Category : 2019

  Unfair.   That’s the word that I keep repeating in my mind over and over.   This. Is. Not. OK.   When Jian lived in China, she had a group of “family members.” Children who also lived there all those years with her. After she came home, we began praying fervently for each one. […]