Over the last 15 years of marriage my husband and I have been blessed to live with a host family and have hosted 4 individuals of our own (2 men and 2 women). Each time tremendous blessings and “opportunities for growth” have marked the times together. Three things we did that helped: 1. We talked about a budget ahead of time – How much would … Continue reading Hosting a Long-Term Guest
One of the lies I have believed for too long is that I am invisible. While there were many successes throughout my life, I was rarely recognized or appreciated for what I had accomplished. Over and over again, others were given opportunities and roles while I felt “put on the back burner,” unseen, or overlooked. It is easy to feel invisible in the season of … Continue reading Am I Seen?
I remember when Sam stopped taking his afternoon nap. He was only three, but it was clear that fighting for over an hour to get him to take a short nap—and then his inability to fall asleep at bedtime because he wasn’t tired—was no longer working. We switched him to a “quiet play time” in his room instead. I remember thinking, “How will I survive … Continue reading Surviving VS. Thriving as a Mommy Missionary