The Devil’s Not Sleeping and Neither Should We

This past week has been a week full of obstacles and challenges to say the least. It all started a week before we were to leave for Romania. I will fill you in on the latest happenings. Early last Tuesday morning my brother’s car got stolen from his driveway. It was crazy. We all felt…

Pray for your Mate

It is easy to go day to day thinking of all the reasons why our mate is not holding up to their end of the bargain. I can be very critical towards my husband without even realizing it. I get upset when he is not home for dinner on time, gets a call to meet…

Looking Upward + Onward

I feel like the Lord has been revealing so much to me this summer. In a spiritual sense I have been coming up against some road blocks that satan has been trying to put in my way. It is clear that we are in a daily battle. Satan knows where our weak spots are and…

Overcoming Offense

There are many times in life when we have misunderstandings with others. Whether they are loved ones, friends, authority figures, colleagues… whoever it may be, misunderstandings happen. When this occurs we can either be offended or try to look at this situation in a different light. In my case it can happen often because I…

T H U N D E R

When I was eighteen years old and ready to go to college, the Lord gave a word to my mother. For those of you who know my mom, you know that when the Lord speaks to her, you better listen. She wrote it down in church one Sunday and gave it to me. I normally…

Earthly Mind vs. Spiritual Mind

Trusting in the Lord is something that I am constantly pursuing and something I want to become better at. I feel like having big faith has been the theme of my life the past year. ¬†I guess I thought it would be a short phase that I would go through and then move on to…

Life Isn’t Easy

This week was by far one of the toughest weeks we have had to face so far in ministry. We had a situation where we tried to help someone time and time again, but in the end, they went back to their old way of life. I had such hope that this person would come…

Christmas in Romania

Celebrating Christmas in Romania was definitely not what I had expected. I thought I would be sad and depressed that I was not in Wisconsin with my family to celebrate Christmas with the traditions we have created over the years. To my surprise, Christmas held a whole new meaning for me here. I realized after…

Home

It has been quite a whirlwind of crazy and good since we arrived to Romania. The adjustment to Romanian life has been an easier transition than we had anticipated. God has really been our comfort and joy. Abella has been great and of course been making friends wherever she goes. She really is one of…

The Beginning 

We have officially started our work at Harvest. It has been an amazing and very busy first week. When we arrived last Monday evening, we were greeted by the team we will be working with in ministry. They came with flowers and groceries for us and all I could do was cry. It was such…