Archives for December 2010

Thoughts from Haiti

This post was written February 26, 2009 - almost three months after returning from Haiti.  My prayer is that I will always remember, and act upon, the impact the beautiful country of Haiti had on my heart.  Now having had our Haitian daughters home for almost a year, bringing us to 10 children in our family, it can be all too easy to forget, and to not keep these feelings fresh and … [Read more...]

Spoiling the Surprise

I have spent some time this week sorting through old posts and notes I've written over the past year before I had a blog.  I wrote this post February 14, 2010, and although it's a little out of date - it seems rather apropos considering some of the gifts from our 10 kids that found their way underneath our Christmas tree this year!  I am constantly reminded to appreciate and love our … [Read more...]

This is me

I don't normally cry very much. Well, that isn't exactly true. I was always the kid that cried during the Hallmark and Kleenex commercials, and could never make it through any of the Christmas cartoon specials like Frosty, Rudolph and Charlie Brown. Even at 38, I can't make it through those Christmas cartoons dry-eyed. I've "matured" a little since then, I think. But I've got to … [Read more...]

A look back at the beginning

In honor of the last day of my first semester at George Fox Seminary, I'm posting a blog post I wrote, and never posted, on the first day of Threshold - the orientation and start-up for seminary.  What a joyous journey it has been so far.  Although I'm looking forward to a short break, I'm looking even more forward to the start of next semester.... August 20, 2010 The sun rises … [Read more...]

Where there is no vision

...the people perish. (Prov 29:18a) One of the final projects I've been working on this week for seminary is writing my personal mission and vision statements.  It's been a challenging, fun exercise to imagine and articulate the direction my life is taking.  Where do I see myself in five years?  What am I doing?  What have I done?  At the end of my life, what do I want to have … [Read more...]