Living right in a world gone wrong has little to do with all the outward situations and circumstances I find myself in and far more to do with my inner life and the health of my spirit.
Merry Christmas! A quick note to say thank you to so many of my friends, family, and partners who have contributed to make it possible for me to be in Ukraine! I am deeply thankful to you and the reason we are here is shown in the picture. This was taken the night of the
The Bigger Waters of the Erie Canal I hate parenthood…. A really dear friend recently began a live video with these words. Her teenage son started college this week. He also began his first row alone on bigger water (the Erie Canal!) this week. She was so sad that even though her video faced the canal, her
ONE LIFE AT A TIME….. I have been in Ukraine this summer and was recently delighted when an old friend from Vinnitsa posted a picture of a book I’d given her on Facebook. SYLVIA…. Meet the extremely gifted and talented Sylvia! (Her picture is below!) Sylvia was my interpreter when I lived in Vinnitsa. She was in
Small Beginnings: It was a modest start. Rhema Ukraine hosted Pastor Robert Tomascheck from Germany to teach a seminar on church planting. Robert is the European director of Dynamic Church Planting International: an organization that specializes in helping pastors start new churches. Gathered in the classroom were about 30 people which came to learn about
Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 10:16 of his desire to preach in the regions beyond Corinth. The US: When I was in the US, I knew there was more in me than I was currently looking at. But I focused on what I could do. Sick co-worker? Made their family a meal in the name
TRUST IN THE TRANSITION: Autumn has always been my favorite season of the year. I love the colors, the crisp, cool air, and the anticipation of snow in the near future. Each fall, the colors change gradually from green leaves to partially green with various reds, yellows, oranges, rusts, etc. Eventually the leaves change entirely to the
The elevator in my apartment building. What a way to start a blog, right? Recently I went out a little before 9 PM to enjoy the warm weather. I intentionally left my phone at home because I wanted to “unplug.” I came back in and stepped into the elevator to return to the ninth floor where