A blooming stick

In the book of Numbers, we read the story of how God used a blooming rod to choose Aaron and the tribe of Levi from all the tribes of Israel. That was a supernatural blooming for sure. This morning when I looked out my kitchen window, I saw my own reminder of God’s handiwork, when … More A blooming stick

I Must Decrease

I never know when it will happen, but more often than not, it comes when someone speaks of the impact of his words on their life. It was a typical, crazy Monday at work. I had been running in every kind of direction at the library, but we had a meeting scheduled during my lunch … More I Must Decrease

Death and Taxes

It is widely believed to be Benjamin Franklin who said: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” So, it’s January, and once again I’m faced with both. Just this week, I received my annual tax email from our accountant to say it’s time to get things together, and … More Death and Taxes

Memories of Place

During our recent trip to Egypt, the boys and I visited our old apartment. The first floor apartment served after our departure as the high school section of our boys’ school, but after they outgrew the flat, it became an office for an engineering firm with a mission to serve the Christian communities of the … More Memories of Place

Sister Widows

I love my family — the one I was born into, and the one I married into. Visiting family was really my main focus in making a trip to Egypt. I am so grateful that my boys had six wonderful years of living near their father’s sisters and extended family, and they were just as … More Sister Widows


In this year of “firsts”, I felt my last great challenge was returning with my sons to visit the last place we lived overseas as a complete family — Egypt. Not only was this the place we had lived the longest during our 20 years overseas, but it was also my husband’s native land. We … More Returning