Be Thou My Vision

My favorite hymn is “Be Thou My Vision” – it played at our wedding, in fact, while we lit our unity candle and read scripture together.

Allen and I have been gathering our questions to ask ABWE, making copies of important documents, filling out surveys, brainstorming possible supporters, and, and, and. In times like this, when we’re fixing to make a huge life change, I must remember to allow God to be my vision. Read More


Allen and I lead a College & Career Bible study at our church. We all committed to reading through the Bible this year. Truth be told, I’m a little behind… but I was reading in Leviticus today and in it, God is giving instructions to how the priests are to behave. He says, “I am God who makes them holy.”

He makes us holy. Not what we do, not our accomplishments or our last names. But God. HE makes us holy.

Following Him to the Hard Place

We leave this weekend for New Missionary Orientation. It seems to have come upon us out of nowhere: we are suddenly face to face with an empty suitcase and a full itinerary.

We still haven’t packed a single thing.

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43 Days

43 days.

It has been 43 days since my family heard about Grace Children’s Home (now Isaiah 54 Ministries) in Kara, Togo, West Africa.

43 days since the trajectory of our lives shifted so drastically that it left the ground shaking in its wake.

43 days since the knowledge turned into a passion turned into a calling prayed about turned into a calling pursued.

43 days.

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