I was twelve. An American pre-teen recently transported from my Indiana comfort zone to a village in Ukraine. In 1995, my first impressions of the village were… Read more “Eight Benefits of Growing Up Cross-Culturally”
Revolution, War, and Personal Reflections
Image by Mstyslav Chernov via Wikimedia Commons This week we will remember Euromaidan, a revolution that began four years ago in Ukraine. My post today is not a political… Read more “Revolution, War, and Personal Reflections”
When in doubt, throw it out!
I’m a missionary and former missionary kid. My parents, siblings, and all our kids live in three different countries. We were all Stateside this summer for the… Read more “When in doubt, throw it out!”
We Don’t Have a Forever Home
Bed-headed kids rushing down the same staircase every Christmas morning. Eager faces pressed against the front door as Papa comes home from work every day. Little ones… Read more “We Don’t Have a Forever Home”
Re-Entering Earth’s Atmosphere…Or Just America
Do you remember those awkward pre-teen years? Remember feeling like you were always a little uncertain about how to act or what to say? Do you remember… Read more “Re-Entering Earth’s Atmosphere…Or Just America”
Dealing with Cancer on the Mission Field
What do you do when you’re faced with health problems, whether yours or a loved one’s? I’m sure you can relate to me on some level – I get… Read more “Dealing with Cancer on the Mission Field”
What do you do with the challenges in your life?
Life is challenging, no? Sometimes I consider how good I have it and how hard others’ lives are, and I think, “Man, what right do I have to… Read more “What do you do with the challenges in your life?”
Parenting is a Cultural Thing
I moved to Ukraine when I was twelve years old. For more than twenty years, Ukraine has been “home.” Even at times when I’ve lived in the… Read more “Parenting is a Cultural Thing”
What’s a “Stay-at-Home” Parent To Do?
What is stay-at-home parenting supposed to look like? This is a question I’ve wrestled with almost non-stop for the past two years. We see such different examples around us,… Read more “What’s a “Stay-at-Home” Parent To Do?”
Should I believe in my kids’ impossible dreams?
I’m a sucker for a good inspirational story. I always love the underdog. I get chills when I watch a movie about someone who goes after the impossible… Read more “Should I believe in my kids’ impossible dreams?”