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The Old Wooden Frame – The Center of Our Advent Season

Over the years of having children, we have used the same old wooden window frame to display our homemade family advent calendar. What started out as a piece of junk sitting outside of a friend’s garage, has become a discipleship tool in our home as we share, year after year, the coming of the Christ-child,… Continue reading The Old Wooden Frame – The Center of Our Advent Season

Christian biographies · Rooted in Christ · Testimony

Our Redeemer is Writing A Story

It was February 6, 1917 in Orenburg, Ukraine, when a young single woman went into labor and gave birth to a baby girl. She named her Eleanor. Her name meant “sun ray, shining light” and that is what she was. Eleanor brought sunshine and light to a very dark world and a bleak existence. Her… Continue reading Our Redeemer is Writing A Story

Books · Christian biographies · Discipleship · Rooted in Christ

Soul Into Blossom – An Essay Featured in Deeply Rooted Magazine

Over a year ago, I wrote a piece describing my journey of delight in learning about and researching the life and work of missionary and artist, Lilias Trotter. When I first met missionary and artist, Lilias Trotter, it was in the pages of a book given to me by a dear friend who is now,… Continue reading Soul Into Blossom – An Essay Featured in Deeply Rooted Magazine

Rooted in Christ

God With Us

As summer greens fade into Autumn oranges, brilliant yellows, and crimson reds, what was hidden is revealed and what was not known becomes known. So preoccupied with the glories of long summer days and so accustomed to the green foliage that surrounds, I forget the greater beauty that awaits us in Autumn, just under the… Continue reading God With Us


Little Book, Big Story – An Interview

{Photo by Felicia Marie Photography} About four years ago, my dear friend, Thea, and her family came to visit us in the desert valley of central Washington. Our children enjoyed the reunion of friendship and fun, playing in their toddler ways, enjoying the nearby old city park and playground, and, us parents, enjoyed the familiarity… Continue reading Little Book, Big Story – An Interview


Of Coffee Beans and Calling

Music played overhead as plates and mugs were collected in the large grey bin. Sounds of customers laughing and talking on their lunch break and the noise from the street wafted in as the regulars came in and out of the small village coffee shop. The smells of twenty varieties of coffee beans were a… Continue reading Of Coffee Beans and Calling

Motherhood · Parenting · Rooted in Christ

Prayer for a New School Year

In a couple short weeks, we will be returning home from an incredible summer back in the Pacific Northwest. The sand will be removed from all our shoes, our summer tans will be fading but still visible, freshly pressed uniforms will be donned and pencils sharpened for a new school year. How exciting to start… Continue reading Prayer for a New School Year