Trust the Lord with all your heart

This past May was my two year anniversary of being with Team Huancayo. What a journey it has been! There were ups and downs and what seemed like a million curve balls through it all. It seems only fitting that this journey ends with a curve ball as well. Earlier this week the team and I…

Pondering God’s Goodness

Our team mentors Gary and Frances Green recently visited us. While they were here we went through different evaluations. One of the most important thing we did, however, was receive healing from the Lord from hurts over this past year. It’s interesting how things can build up within a person without them realizing their depth….

When Good Feels Unpleasant

I knew there would be hard times and I knew that I would struggle, but I always imagined it through the lens of excitement and expectation. I didn’t ever imagine how it would feel once the excitement went away and it became my new normal.

The Body

One of the things I love most about life is relationships. I love the excitement of meeting new people. I love the process of trust growing between people. I love intentionally walking alongside others in life and purposefully cultivating deeper relationships. I love those moments when I’m hanging out with a group of friends and we all…

Vulnerability

Vulnerability and I have an interesting relationship. I didn’t really understand what being vulnerable meant until I was 10 years old. When I was 10 my mother, brother and I were hit head on by a drunk driver. This wreck took 3 lives and drastically changed multiple families forever. You can check out more about…

A Little Like a Puddle

Sometimes I feel a little like a puddle. I feel shallow. I feel murky. I feel like a tiny little space in the earth where all sorts of filth comes to fester.  Sometimes I feel like the beautiful clear blue oceans I see on vacation ads. I feel transparent. I feel like people can see who I…

How Relationships Grow

Meeting new people is fun. There’s an excitement that comes from forming new relationships and connecting with another person. That excitement grows even more when there are common interests and a shared sense of humor. Recently I met someone like this. Instantly conversation was fun and easy to navigate. Jokes were made and understood on…

The Reason Behind the Name

Recently I changed my blogging site and with that came a new name. There were a few reasons I decided to change the blogging website and get a personalized domain, but they all come back to sharing. I want to share my life with my family, who lives so far away. I want to share…

Christmas in the Tropics

Can I get a Holly Jolly Christmas for one, please? While I celebrated holidays growing up, the constantly changing family dynamics made it nearly impossible to have family holiday traditions. We had a few things we would try to do every year, but it was never a big deal if they were skipped for a year…

On Leaving Family

This was posted on my previous blog on August 28,2015 As I was walking home from the Spanish Institute a half hour ago I was reflecting on the feelings of loneliness I’ve been experiencing. These feelings weren’t unexpected or unfamiliar. They’re also not always intense. Yet they’re often there. I’m not a TCK (third culture…