Sweet friends,I come to you today on my knees, asking, begging you to join me. My family and I are staying in prayer today over sweet Maggie Oatsvall. She is the daughter of my dear sweet friend Gwen (yes! gwen@amazima.org who answers all your questions and comments, haha). Maggie had surgery on her head last … Continue reading

I have entered a new phase in my life. Potty training.I decided to just buckle down and do it since right now is a pretty slow time for me (if life can be slow with 14 kids?). All the children in our program are in school with all of their supplies until a new semester … Continue reading

My heart is pretty sad today as my sweet "vis-tas" (my children's pronunciation of visitors) leave. But, as in the goofy picture above, I am reminded that while I am sad when I have to kill a chicken, I am so blessed that my children are able to eat meat. While I am sad my … Continue reading

I am so blessed and so full. I can't even think straight enough to write. Most of you have probably seen the button on the side of the blog linking you to "Joining the Journey," the Mayernick Team's blog. I encourage you to check it out, as I have given them my internet connector for … Continue reading

sometimes, life is a bit confusing.I have been trying to see God's lessons in everything, big and small. The following are several unrelated stories and thoughts from the past couple days.. And I am trying to make sense of the lessons... It has been particularly hot here recently. It is supposed to be rainy season, … Continue reading

i believe in miracles.mostly, i believe in LOVE. God's love.big, extravagant, unconditional.LOVE that moves mountains and changes the world.LOVE that was given freely, that we may also freely give it to others.Grace can WALK. Not well, just a few steps with bent legs, but she can walk. Two weeks ago Grace came to our family … Continue reading

Twice in Scripture Jesus is asked what needs to be done in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Twice He answers.The first time, He says to Nicodemus, "In order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven you must be born again, baptised in water and the Spirit." We take this quite seriously and celebrate baptism … Continue reading