Coming to America

He arrived seven years ago today, a gregarious 19 year old ready to take on the world. He had only a suitcase of clothes and a visitor visa. We didn’t know how it would work, but we were ready to try.

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The Way God Works

Can I tell you a story? A story of God’s sovereignty? Without cheating and using the dictionary I’ll tell you my definition of sovereignty: knowing all, orchestrating every detail. A year ago my 18 year old daughter decided she wanted to go to Haiti with her friends. We began to build a team of girls…

Generosity

This quote shook up my view on generosity.  I know the parable of the widow who gave her last 2 coins. I’ve heard the sermons and read the Bible regarding the rich man and his greed. And I always felt I was a generous person but then, I read this. I have kept so much. This…

Stuck in Survival

Have you taken a psychology class? If so you may remember Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The Hierarchy is illustrated with a pyramid divided into levels. Each level represents a category of needs. At the base of the pyramid are the physiologic needs- water, food, and air. As you move up the pyramid you progress from…

The American Dream

What is the American dream? Many would say I’m living it. Married, two incomes and two cars, three kids, a four bedroom home, and international travel every year. Is that it? The cars aren’t luxury cars but they are paid for, even if they are several years old. My mini-van has dents in all four…