Anticipating

“You don’t lose if you go with God, but you have to be willing to lose or you can’t stick close to God.” – Perspectives We have an amazing opportunity to go bless some workers in the Middle East. It’s been a long-dreamed of trip for us and we so appreciate the prayers, counsel and…

This is Resurrection Day

I’ve been listening to Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters on the recommendation of a friend. Some beautiful stuff here as you reflect on this season of Lent, Easter and Pentecost.   A little recap of our Easter Celebration Weekend…  GOOD FRIDAY PASSOVER We celebrated a Christian Passover meal on Friday. If you’ve never done this, it’s…

From West to South Coast

March was chalk full of traveling and some really rich memories! See my last post for a bit about our time in Chicago, which is always a blast. We came home briefly from the Windy City and were off again, this time for Seattle, WA! It was our first time in Seattle and we were…

Chicago & The Science of Holding Hands

Nick is neck deep in therapy trainings again this year and LOVING it. And I love the excuse to come hang out in the city. We are so grateful for these opportunities and this season of life. Traveling is one of our favorite things, and we like to pretend that we’re good foodies and very…

Lent

I’m relatively new to the Liturgical Calendar. I’ve started with Advent by adding in a short devotional and Common Prayer. It’s provided a meaningful and simple set time to pause and take stock of my spiritual life, for which I’m always grateful. This year, I’m diving in with some more intention, and thought I’d share…

Making Memories: Winter 2019

We’ve had some sweet memories with friends and family over the last couple months of winter. From birthday celebrations to evenings in prayer with friends at some of our fabulous Ethnic Prayer Nights, we have a lot to be thankful for. This weekend, we took two of our nieces to the FW Philharmonic and saw…

How to Survive Midwest Winters

Surviving Mid-West Winters can be hard. The older I get, the more these long periods of grey skies get to me. So… I’m trying to be more intentional about finding ways to make the dreary coldness more enjoyable. First, watch this… hilarious, and actually helpful. Plan your trips to Haiti during this month.  Or really…

Merry Christmas!

We wish you a Merry Christmas! – Nick & Amber The holidays have often felt so hurried for me, but this year, I’m trying to intentionally focus on Advent and the depth of what Christmas really means. We had family over for a quiet night with indoor smores, Christmas cookies and Home Alone, a Christmas…

In the Name of These Refugees…

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” – William Faulkner Advent Begins. It’s a new practice for me, a journey trying to become more intentional through the Christmas season – and…

It Was a God Thing

Over 10 years ago, my mom started a project. She wanted people to see God working around them. The more she asked around, the more people started sharing these amazing stories of God’s work in their lives. Sometimes it was crazy – and other times it felt somehow ordinary. But it teaches us how to…

Marco Island

We shared a beautiful week with Nick’s family in sunny Florida! Between a myriad of awesome restaurants (we are foodie wannabes) and lots of quality time (my fav!) it’s a week we’ll treasure forever. We even managed to hit the Everglades (really cool!) and jet ski with dolphins! Til next time sunshine and tanned skin….

EPIC Global Missionary Adventure

This was an EPIC weekend! The Global Missionary Adventure was a feat that brought together our church in AMAZING ways. We are just so grateful (and have tired feet.) Our goal was to help our local churches understand more of what 10 missionaries are doing and mobilize people to pray and support. 9+ months of…