A Story of When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned

Back in 2015, I wrote a blog post called A Tribute to My Daughter.  In the post, I talked about a dress W had bought for her senior banquet that never happened.  W’s school had closed in during winter break because of security concerns. It was a time of unknowns for us in our area of the world.  As I […]

March Lessons (COVID19 Edition)

As March comes to an end, I decided to sit down and process what I am learning in this season where life is no longer normal. I am a learner by nature, but often rush from one thing to the next never taking the time to reflect and appreciate what God has taught me.  Each season has lessons to be learned-some seasons […]

Encouragement from Haggai

I was enjoying a lazy morning studying when the news came. Our country had its first confirmed case of COVID 19. It wasn’t a surprise. We knew it wasn’t a matter of “if” but “when” especially since bordering countries had confirmed cases. Even before the first case, precautions were set in place with extra hand washing and social distancing.  But still I found […]

Ugly Mess

My husband and I were on our evening walk when I noticed I could see the beach and downtown in the distance. It was a beautiful view, but something did not feel right. As we neared the bridge, I was devastated to see the trees and vegetation had been hacked away. The debris left to rot. On the other side of the bridge were most […]

Things Learned This Dry Season (2020 Edition)

In West Africa, we only have two seasons-rainy and dry.  No winter-not even close.  Currently, we have two more months of dry season, but I miss out linking up with those writing about what they learned this winter over at Emily P. Freeman.  For me, it is taking time to see how God has been working, how life has been changing, and hopefully how I […]

Three Book Series To Start Off My Year

(Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash) I can’t believe that I have finished 12 books already this year. Good series are my weakness especially if the whole series has been published and the library or kindle unlimited has them available.  Some people binge watch a show; I binge read. My resolution of reading more nonfiction was forgotten as I wanted to find out what […]

A Prayer for the New Year

Each evening my husband and I put on our Keens and head out the door.  The route is the same even though the landscape of the lagoon and sand is always changing depending on the season and high and low tide.  The pictures below come from our favorite view. It might not look like it at first glance, but the same tree […]

Favorite Books of 2019

I love looking at book lists.  What did people like or hate. Which books are worth the time or which might be a waste of time. One thing I have realized from these lists that I don’t necessarily like all the same books as other people, but I am sure the same could be said about my lists.  I do find it […]

Lessons from the Magnificat

Luke began his book with a meeting of two expectant mothers.  This would not be an ordinary meeting. Mary was a teenage girl overwhelmed by wonderful news. She would be the mother of the Messiah.  Elizabeth was in her 6th month of pregnancy even though she was past the child-bearing years.  She who was barren was carrying the forerunner of […]

6 Lessons Learned (Summer 2019 Edition)

My summer months were full of reading good books, drinking lots of iced coffee, connecting with friends-old and new, and feeding interns.  I loved the slower mornings and not having to rush to get off to school.  I cherished my extra time in the word and the chance to work on a few projects such as new kitchen curtains.  It was also a good season […]