Family Values

Parenting and representing Christ in our home has been something on my mind a lot lately. Setting values in your home is a very important topic when thinking about family or starting a family. These are areas that the parents need to discuss in order to establish a solid foundation. Here are some points take…

2018 Reflections

I found this letter in a box full of cards that I have saved over the years. I didn’t even know I had this until I was organizing the other day. I wrote this back in 2005 when I was 16 years old, explaining why I wanted to go on a mission trip to Romania….

Liviu’s Outlook from Ukraine Trip

A Desire to Hear the Word The first night in the Ukraine was one of the scariest nights of my life. I was working on the messages I would be preaching for the following day when one of the Ukrainian leaders called me outside to show me something. I went outside to see what he…

Always Been Faithful

These amazing lyrics by Sara Groves have really touched me tonight and maybe they will touch you too. Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me Morning by morning I wake up to find The power and comfort of God’s hand in mine Season by season I watch Him, amazed In awe of the mystery of…

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…

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…