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Author Archives: Hope

let me tell you about the miracles I’ve seen

I have decided to post this story in three parts. It’s long, but it’s worth the time! God has done AMAZING things. It’s not an exaggeration to call these things miracles. So, get ready to be amazed… Over the past year I’ve been posting about living in a house full of miracles. I’ve also said … Continue reading »

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the other side of birthdays

I’ve spent quite a bit of time this evening thinking about how much pressure I feel as a mom to make my kids’ birthdays exceptionally special. Dave and I are pretty low key about holidays. We try to limit the presents, the consumerism, and the attitudes centered on “stuff” and instead attempt to teach our … Continue reading »

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life giver, mountain maker

Today I had a moment where I wanted to throw my hands in the air and scream and cry. I am tired, so very tired, of waiting. I have chosen to live in Niger because I want to minister to women and children. The funny thing about this is that sometimes I put this first … Continue reading »

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what I want to say about Ebola.

Dave pulls up to the side of the road. I hop out of the passenger side door and into another world called “Petite Marche”. I am looking for fabric to give a friend for her birthday. As my family waits in the car, I walk past an alley way filled with bras and a booth … Continue reading »

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whatever you ask in My Name…

The posts have been sparse around here.  You may have guessed why.  The road, here lately, has been paved in painful thorns. We’ve been limping, and crawling, and surrendering, and repenting, and struggling down that road.  The crucible is a hot place, and the refiner’s fire is not always fun. But the blessing after that … Continue reading »

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