Category Archives: A Thoughtful Life

Staying Strong and Courageous

Four years ago, I wrote something to remind myself of God’s goodness in allowing my strength to fail. At the time, we were preparing to go stateside for 18 months. It had been twelve years since we had spent so … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, I will enjoy the knowledge that my family loves and appreciates me. I will go out of my way today to model godly womanhood through acts of service to those around me. I will try to … Continue reading

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2016 in Pictures, Part 1

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2016 was quite a year. We hit the ground, running fast and furious, and didn’t slow down until the end of December. Lots of good, a bit of bad, victories, and defeats. A year filled with opportunities to grow and … Continue reading

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Joy over Grief

She was grumpy. She was testy. Suddenly it poured out and pure grief flowed. I sat holding my daughter as she wept huge tears and cried out in anguish. “I want my family. I miss my family.”  She wasn’t talking … Continue reading

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Something New

For years, we’ve tossed around the idea of publishing some of our writing. Well, thanks to the know-how of my amazing, techie guy, we did it. Straight from our home to yours, we invite you to take a daily journey … Continue reading

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Five Months of Silence

It has been awhile since I posted. For five, long months I’ve been nothing but silent on my blog. Life has been busy. 2016 has been a year of change for our family. We brought our youngest daughter (number six … Continue reading

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Trust

Learning to communicate is hard work. Coming into a family with no social cues…none…zip…nada, no understanding of proper emotional expressions (laughing when your hurt or others are sad, etc…), no understanding of responding to people only mimicking and reacting, no … Continue reading

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O Come All Ye Faithful

It is easy to be faithful at Christmas time. The festive spirit, the hope of a baby in a manger. We all want to bow down and adore Him. It is much harder to come and be faithful as we … Continue reading

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Silent Night

Anticipation had been building, emotions were high, circumstances were overwhelming, but still God seemed to remain silent. Where was the Promised One? Did God know what was happening to His people? Was He watching? Did He care? At just the … Continue reading

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How Many Kings

It seems too good to be true. The God of the universe, Creator of all that is, Ruler of every nation, He loves you and me. And, not just with words. His love was demonstrated long before we even knew … Continue reading

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