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Life with Jesus is Sweet

Have you ever seen a child's face light up at the sight of sprinkles? Give them cake, and it's a nice treat. Add sprinkles and it just jumped a thousand points on the awesomeness meter. I'm a sprinkle lover myself. Everything's better with sprinkles! Sometimes I add sprinkles to my children's oatmeal, just to see… Continue reading Life with Jesus is Sweet

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The Dying Place

We knew going in that it would be impossible. The mission field God led us to was a place of innumerable needs, and we were completely incapable of meeting those needs ourselves. Here was this place, packed to the brim with dozens and dozens of emotionally and spiritually starved children, teens, and young adults. Each… Continue reading The Dying Place

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Happy Thanksgiving

When I think back over the last two years, I am so very thankful and overjoyed to be where we are today. God has lovingly brought us through so much, literally parted the Sea for us, and bestowed bountiful blessings on our heads. Last year at this time, I was begging God for a very… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

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A Long Silence 

The truth is, life became so chaotically busy and hard, that the right words to share just wouldn’t come. Maybe you, too, have been in a place that was so full of beauty but yet so intensely painful all at the same time. You want to share the beauty because it is breathtaking, but it… Continue reading A Long Silence 

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The Dirty Truth of Missions

By dirty I mean dirt. And mud. And stinky smells. So much of it! Everywhere! In my house. On my floors. All over my children. I have never faced so much dirt on a daily basis or at such an extreme level. RV life had nothing on Honduras. Dirt is everywhere, staring me in the face,… Continue reading The Dirty Truth of Missions

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First Blog Post from Honduras!

On the one hand, I can't believe we have been here six months and this is my first blog post! On the other hand, it has been the craziest whirlwind of six months I have ever experienced. I have barely had time to breathe, let alone blog. With that said... Hi! From Honduras! It's beautiful… Continue reading First Blog Post from Honduras!

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Home Is…

Recently, on Instagram, I saw a hashtag game called “Move it Up Monday”, where you are supposed to find an old photo of a pretty spot in your house and repost it to inspire others in their home decor. I thought that sounded like fun, but as I searched through my photos, I realized I… Continue reading Home Is…

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Consider Yourself Called

We often hear and read that the most Biblical way to care for orphans on the mission field is church planting. We agree. Orphaned and abandoned children are a tragic result of sin. The Gospel is the answer to sin. More churches are desperately needed everywhere. No argument there.  (Matthew 4:23; Matt. 11:5; Mark 13:10;… Continue reading Consider Yourself Called

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Mission: 40 Little Things SO MANY UPDATES

Oh hi! Yes, we are still running Mission:40 Little Things, and yes, it is going SO GREAT. I'm going to take just a quick minute to share some items that have been donated in the last month or so. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the effort that is being put into this… Continue reading Mission: 40 Little Things SO MANY UPDATES

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Memorial Day in the Little House

Today we celebrated Memorial Day in a nice little RV park in South Dakota. It was a little chilly and windy, but warm enough to play baseball outside with the neighbor kids and grill some brats for a Jarvis-style cookout.   "Jarvis-style" means simple. Meat. A couple of easy sides. And a fun dessert. Lily and… Continue reading Memorial Day in the Little House

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Though No One Join…

A few nights ago, we sat in yet another unfamiliar church, but we were singing the familiar words to a well-loved hymn. I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus... We got to the last verse..."though no one join me, still I will follow..." and the words stood out to me… Continue reading Though No One Join…