Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

" What Ifs " for Christmas

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel (God with us)." 
Isaiah 7:14


My Mom's " What If " questions for Christmas - 


What if Isaiah's prophecy means God is true?


What if the star's heavenly body was the Body of Heaven shining down that night?


What if the shepherds whose home was the hills, showed God's honor for the lowly?


What if God's choice of teen Mary meant that the young and inexperienced can be used as His vessels?


What if a dark cave says that pomp and palace mean nothing?


What if nameless magi from faraway bringing gifts, are the picture of all people coming from afar to offer their hearts?


What if God's vulnerable baby Son coming to earth, speaks volumes about mercy and love to all in darkness?


What if Jesus' life, death, and resurrection is the cure for the curse? 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Give Hope



Click the link below for some ways you can give hope around the world this Christmas!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

How do we pray?

As I was reading Jesus' parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15, I was thinking about how we pray when we face difficulties. 

Knowing the beautiful end of the parable, would we have prayed that the son not suffer physical hunger, or that God would satisfy the son's physical hunger in the place with the pigs?


If the son did not face any difficulties, would he go back to his father? 

When he goes back, his father takes care not only of his physical need, but all his needs, including reconciliation and restoration. 


If the son did not feel need on the physical side, would he have taken the steps to receive what his spirit needed?

The son's hunger brought him to his senses to humble himself, and to go to his father. 

Knowing the end of this parable and what God wants for all of us, wherever our difficulties come from and whatever form they take, how should we pray when we face them?

Should we pray that the difficulties go away, or should we pray not to have them?

Yes, we can pray this.

But could we also pray that we come to our senses and that we humble ourselves?

Could we pray that our difficulties would drive us to the waiting embrace of our loving heavenly Father?

Could we thank God, as terrible as our difficulties are, because He will take care of all our deepest needs? 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Family

With my much loved nephews and nieces!



My niece wearing her shirt from Mozambique.


My brother and brother-in-law in their Africa gear.


After too many summer pictures had already been taken...

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I love my family!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Last week

Thank you so much for lifting me up in prayer. My trip to Mozambique went very well, and I praise God! 


I took a new monthly medication before I left and it seemed that my head pain was far more manageable during this last month, which included my time in Mozambique!

Spending sweet time with my missionary colleagues and kids in Maputo!

Visiting and sharing with the church in Mavalane.


At the CLC bookstore in the Maputo Biblical and Theological Seminary with Abel, who does a wonderful work with youth in Kongoloti, purchasing Portuguese Bibles for some of my Mozambican brothers and sisters.

A special time of prayer and sharing with Anabela's family. 

My little namesake, Aimee, turns 4 this month!

I submitted my documents for the renewal of my yearly visa, and I was able to apply for the 5-year visa. Please pray for God's will in these processes.

I praise God for His goodness and faithfulness and I thank you for your prayer!