Top 5 of 28

Howdy! So yesterday was my birthday again.  Today is Thanksgiving.  Now that all the festivities have drawn to a conclusion, it’s a good moment to share my favorite five moments of my 28th year of life.  I reviewed my Top 5 of 27, and kids, life gets better with age! So, you probably know all…

Thoughts on the American Race…

Have you bought a house yet?  How many kids do you have?  Which fun and trendy toys, trinkets, or tools do you have?  What apple products do you own?  What kind of car do you drive? These are questions I hear all the time from people our age.  Not in those words exactly, but that’s…

Getting hit by the Piñata

Osiris and I read through a portion of scripture during breakfast and we’ve been reading through John 6 this weekend. John 6 is my favorite chapter in all the Bible.  Have you ever read it?  Just thinking about what Jesus does in that chapter blows me away! Here’s what happens:  (It is aaaall paraphrased, ok?)…

Turning Hell into Heaven

When I was little, I heard my dad give an illustration of heaven and hell in one of his sermons.  You’ve probably heard it before.  A different version perhaps, but same idea. He described hell as a place with a long dining table with people, chained to the table, sitting on each side and a…

Cuture & Adapting: WATER

Water This is the story about water. We love water.  In America, it came to me in two forms:  hot and/or cold.  I could choose one or the other.  Or blend them and enjoy both forms at once. In the Dominican, however, it comes in one form:  cold.  Some of you might gasp and think…

Proverbs gives me tummy aches.

Hi.  It’s Dam, here. So.  I’ve been reading through Proverbs since September.  Very sloooowly, obviously.  Partly because it’s full of good stuff so I need to eat it little by little in order to digest it well.  The other part is because sometimes I suck at doing a daily devotional by myself.  Osiris helps me out…

Imaginary Music

“Living in Honduras for the first [several] years was the best decision we could have made for our marriage,” one wonderful lady said to me a few weeks before leaving my life behind to live with my future husband in the Dominican Republic. Today as we were walking into the grocery store, I noticed the…

Just Add Water

I used to be afraid to make things from scratch.  I realize now that it was because I was afraid of the imperfect outcome of my intentions.  I watched as my friends and family made amazing cakes and pies and tortillas from scratch and I’d say “You go, girl!”  As for me, if it didn’t…

Runners, Run.

Al arbol que da fruta, a ese le tiran piedras. – – – The tree that gives fruit is the tree they throw rocks at. -anonymous Osiris shared that local saying with me the other day after receiving several obnoxious comments from onlookers as we ran past them at 7:00 a.m. This is what we…

Molding Us.

God has been so good in providing for us this month. Not just in providing for our physical needs, but for our spiritual and mental needs. It’s not easy to wait on something that you’ve worked so hard for but you don’t know when it will come. It can make us go crazy to think that…

The women on the TV shows…

Hi. Last month, I started reading Galatians. It had been a few months since I sat down by myself to study a book of the Bible. I had been reading my Spanish Bible, but I realized that as I read, my mind wandered and I end up not engaging the scripture at all. I shared…

Sovereignty

I like new days, new weeks, and most definitely new months! August was hard and I’m glad we made it out alive. September, on the other hand, is full of newness and hope! Already 5 days in, and a lot of wonderful things have happened. Praise God for September. God provides. Always. Sometimes, when you’re…