Category Archives: Personal

It’s late. Sunday night is ready to blend into a fresh Monday morning. I hear Evert rouse in his sleep across the room- day 24 of marriage, bed number 5 on our journey home. We’re so close, only time and two keys stand between. Why am I awake? Why do You hold me from rest? […]

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14 days. 14 days until I am a wife. It feels as if it came out of nowhere, yet simultaneously has taken all too long to arrive. Nevertheless it’s coming, and it will happen, ready or not. At the end of last year, I purposed myself to be more present in my life, more intentional […]

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  Sometimes I’m a terrible Christian. I know, I work as a missionary in another country, I know. And sure, I’m guessing God wouldn’t say I’m a terrible Christian. Surely He would say something kind such as, “I created you to be like Me, and you’re your best “you” when you spend your time with […]

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I sat with a friend this week and we asked the real, normal, overrated question, “How are you?” And since she is my friend, and I am hers, we didn’t start with “good”, we started with silence, and an inability to formulate a full answer. As we both shared and listened to each other explain […]

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I was supposed to sleep in this morning, to give my body a bit of rest after the work I’ve done this week, but it’s 08:22 and I’ve been working for half an hour already. My days are different than a few years ago working from 07:00- 17:00 in the greenhouse, that’s for sure. In […]

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