Living in the Overflow »

It’s busy this time of year. As we scramble to make last minute gift purchases, travel plans and menus for holiday meals, I sometimes find myself wanting this season to be over.

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Christmas Around the World »

Hark Now hear The angels sing A King Was born today And man will live For evermore Because Of Christmas day Mary’s boy child Jesus Christ Was born On Christmas Day This, this is Christmas. Jesus was born so we can live forevermore. Hear the angels sing. Hear the children sing as we celebrate the […]

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The Cost of Comfort »

The older I get, the more seemingly comfortable I am with my safe, insulated faith. I think something happens to us as we get older and experience more life. The more life we live, the more we’ve been bruised and banged up. Just last week, I was in a car accident. It was snowing hard […]

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Because of a Bed »

The whizz and whirl of power tools fill a small orange building in the community of Bonfil. Normally, it’s the raucous of 50 kids cramming inside twice a week for Rossy’s Bible class, called Mission Edu-carte.

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Building a Family Identity »

‘If you can’t share it, you can’t have it.’ This is one of our family mottos and I only have to start the first two words when my kids chime in together to finish it.

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The Gift »

We had run into Target for a birthday card and gallon of milk. It was the weekend after Thanksgiving and I was determined to get in and out quickly to avoid the chaos of Christmas shopping. I attempted to quickly maneuver my cart past the toy section.

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Finding a Home »

After Ivonne’s parents passed away, both she and her two younger brothers lived with their aging grandmother who struggled to care for them. In the summer of 2014, the children were brought to live at a government-run children’s home.

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Cultivating Gratitude »

Ever since our kids were little, we’ve put them to bed asking two questions, “Who did you see being kind today?”

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An Unexpected Plot Line »

I looked out the plane window as we ducked under Cancun’s clouds and saw the ocean meeting a dense green sea of jungle, like two competing stories going head to head. It seemed fitting.

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A Party to Remember »

I laughed out loud at the sound my 3-year old son made as he blew out his birthday candles, spitting across his cookie cake. He had just turned three and we were celebrating at a park with friends and family.

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