I recently had the opportunity to share with my church family about the power of living transparent and vulnerable before others. Below is the link to listen. I pray you will be both encouraged and challenged as you listen! Click here to listen to the Gate of Hope
Psalm 103 says; “Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me Bless His holy name......the Lord performs righteous deeds and judgments for all who are oppressed.” Wow! Where do I even begin? The last 17 days have been some of the most emotional days I've experienced. Extreme highs and extreme lows… Continue reading Ethiopia….Uganda….USA…. Where to Begin?
I just said "Yes" to go on another mission trip to Africa. This time to Nakuru, Kenya. What....Africa again? Am I crazy? Did I pray for this? Yes to all! I remember when I first said "Yes" to Jesus' invitation to salvation and surrendered my life to His lordship, it was the best "yes" I've… Continue reading Did I Really Pray For This?
I have to admit, when I first heard about the opportunity to go to Uganda I didn't have a real "ah ha" moment of knowing why I was to go. I had a peace in my heart when we prayed about it, but I continued to ask the Lord "why are you sending me to… Continue reading Jonah in Uganda
Today we began the journey home. Sitting here on the plane I'm attempting to process all that I've seen and felt. These last nine days have flipped my world upside down. Everything was so different from what I'm used to. The following is very raw thoughts so I apologize for the scattered thoughts and typos!… Continue reading Journey Home
"This is the day which the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 Mama Juliette, Pastor Andrews wife asked us to come to the church early today because she had a surprise for us! When we arrived she presented us with Gomez dresses, traditional dresses that Ugandan women wear… Continue reading Worship In Uganda
We arrived late last night in Uganda and then drove 5+ hours to get to our hotel after 18 hours of flying. The drive was like nothing I've ever seen before. Traffic laws are not like the USA and the highways are not what we're accustomed to! We went back and forth between paved road… Continue reading Day One…Welcome to Uganda
Last blog I talked about control and the awful fear associated with the lack of control. Wow! Thanks for the response and encouragement in letting me know I am not alone. This week I've been thinking about how fear, control and motivation all seem to form a sort of triangle. I began to examine areas… Continue reading Got Motivation?
Have you ever had major surgery and remember going under anesthesia? You’re lying on an operating table covered by a white sheet, in a cold room, a large overhead light glaring down on you, sterile tools and devices surrounding you. The medical team is hustling around plugging in tubes and machines are beeping while the… Continue reading Major Surgery Performed by the Great Physician
What in the world is a tag line? I've been working with a public speaking coach, Amy Carroll* who said the first thing we need to do is figure out what your tag line is. A tag line is sort of like a brand, you know like "Milk, it does a body good" or "Have it… Continue reading Opening the Gate To Hope Through Shared Brokenness