The Truth Will Set You Free

The Truth Will Set You Free

A few years ago, our son (then 3) kept forgetting our rule, “Do not step off our driveway into the road.” He would forget the rule, we would discipline him and say, “We don’t want you to be hurt. You could get hit by a car, and we would be...
Stinging Hope after a Miscarriage

Stinging Hope after a Miscarriage

The brutal sting came on December 8. For four days I knew the sting might come, but I fought with prayer and bedrest. Chad fought with prayer and fasting. “Please, please, please Jesus help our child survive this pregnancy.” But on December 8, the call came. “Leslie,...
The Vacuum that Caused a Celebration

The Vacuum that Caused a Celebration

Who knew the Electrolux vacuum could invoke some of the highest emotion on Christmas morning? My in-laws recently bought a small, cordless Electrolux vacuum cleaner.  We saw this battery operated, light-weight machine do its thing on Thanksgiving as it cleaned up...
Developing Virtue – On the Go

Developing Virtue – On the Go

Are you familiar with those sharp guilt pains that sometimes pierce your heart as a mother? Yeah, I thought so. I truly believe those started at the Fall and at the moment of conception we as moms come under their influence! As I move my way through motherhood, I am...
Working Together with Purpose

Working Together with Purpose

As soon as our paperwork began its journey to China, we knew we had around 1 year to raise our funds. So we decided to host a garage sale on October 24-25. We had NO idea that we would be hosting the garage sale that we would have that week received a referral and...
Live Like an Echo

Live Like an Echo

I think everyone in the world likes stories. The greatest Story Teller (God) has wired our hearts to resonate with stories. When our daughter Joeli was 4 years old, she constantly requested, “Please tell me a story.” One day, I told her how before she was born, her...