If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you’ve heard me mention Amy Julia Becker. This past fall, her book A Good and Perfect Gift – about how her experience with disappointment turned into overwhelming blessing — sat on my bedside table for a few weeks because I just didn’t want to finish it. I didn’t want my experience with her book to be over; it was that good. Her words, which you’ll hear a snippet of below, stretched both my mind and my heart. Amy Julia and I were, first, friends by default, as our husbands lived together in college. But since, we have formed a sweet (and separate) friendship. She has become a steady encourager to me as ..read more
Joy in the midst of waiting. Beauty from ashes. Seeing Jesus’ thread throughout every frame of life. That's what we've been exploring this past decade ... and along the way, we've added to our family -- former orphans, now a son and three daughters.
And in the midst of it all ... I am learning to look up.