"Hitting the marathon wall" is a much-feared and much-discussed phenomenon in marathoning. Runners speak ominously about a sudden wave of fatigue that sets in at about 20 miles into a marathon. At this point, they say, the race is half over. (source) Truth bomb alert, some of you have been battling in these trenches a … Continue reading Rogue Wall Enthusiasts
Hi everyone! We just wanted to give a quick little update right now saying how amazing our "A Seat at the Table" dinner was! Thank you so so SO much to everyone who showed up! We had a great night with a delicious Ukrainian dinner of borscht and varenyky (a tasty Ukrainian dumpling stuffed with … Continue reading Major Update Coming Soon!
Things didn't go as planned and it nearly broke me. As some of you know we have a heart for orphan care but the question is what does that look like for our family. I aimed for the cross but seemed that I fell hard. I come out at the end of this summer feeling … Continue reading Things Didn’t Go As Planned
I can't imagine what circumstances led the boys to where they are now. I don't know what they have seen, heard or endured. Somewhere down the line something went awry and brokenness ensued. My mind wonders as too what all must have taken place to begin this tragedy. It is hard to image the chain of … Continue reading Not Forgotten
Some of you know that adoption has long been a desire of my heart. Orphan care in general has been the desire of my heart. I strongly believe that as the church we are called to care for the orphan and the widow and I will even go a step farther and say the sojourner … Continue reading A Special Request
A lot has happened since we last blogged. We now have our team together for our trip to Ukraine. And God has been faithful. Back in October we were able to share our needs for a fundraiser called "Backpacks for Ukraine." You want to know what? You all showed up! God used you each in … Continue reading When the Church Shows Up
It is time for some updating. We started a fundraiser back in October called Backpacks for Ukraine. We started with 55 empty backpacks that turned into 13 giant boxes overflowing with supplies and gifts for the children at the Heritage Foundation located in Odessa Ukraine. With the bad weather and a few holidays in between, the … Continue reading Backpacks! (part 2)
"It all starts with a burden for the impossible," the Pastor of Selah Fellowship in Whitefish, Montana had said one Sunday morning. That resonated with me, you see, for as long as I can remember I have longed to do the impossible. I think most probably see me as a daydreamer, but from as far … Continue reading A Burden For The Impossible
Well, it has been quite a while. Why? Certainly not because life has stopped happening or that our love for Ukraine has swayed! We are continuing to wrestle with what capacity we may be used or how we may serve the Ukrainian people. As we come up on a year later, I thought I should … Continue reading A Long Overdue Update
What do you do when you are preparing to go on the missions field? Yes, you pray and seek God, and yes, you read your Bible and seek God through His Word, and yes, you seek godly counsel from friends, family, and pastors, but what you really do when preparing for the missions field is: … Continue reading Wait for it?