Happiness in life is more about who than what

Happiness in life is an elusive thing. I can be happy at an event or moment in life, but to sustain that happiness beyond the moment or event is a little harder to do. For most people, happiness is difficult to achieve continuously throughout life. Life is like a rollercoaster, with extreme happiness ups and gut-wrenching... Continue Reading →

Planting Small Seeds

Last month I wrote about my Small Seeds Bible Campaign for Gospel for Asia. I talked about reaching my campaign goal earlier this year, and why not up the campaign ante? Today I opened my email to find Small Seeds have blessed GFA missionaries once again by exceeding that Bible campaign goal of $200! What... Continue Reading →

Small Seeds Bible Campaign

LISTEN TO THIS: There are 80,000 people who will die today in South Asia without ever hearing about Jesus Christ. They don't know his name, let alone that He died for them. Let that sink in a moment. They don't know HIM. 97% of these unreached people live in an area called the 10/40 window. Yet,... Continue Reading →

Clothe yourself with compassion this holiday season

"Christmas is approaching: there will be lights, parties, Christmas trees and nativity scenes ... it's all a charade. The world continues to go to war. The world has not chosen a peaceful path," Pope Francis said in a recent sermon. (Source) He said this during festivities as the Vatican unveiled its giant Christmas tree. Around... Continue Reading →

Because No Girl Should Miss School for This Reason

Ladies, let's talk about maxi pads. No blushing, now. It's a natural part of being a woman. Some days our menstrual cycle can be down right inconvenient...and calls for a lot of chocolate. But, one thing I don't worry about? Having maxi pads. If I happen to look under my bathroom cabinet to find I... Continue Reading →

Feeling Weary

I just got back from a 4 day vacation in which we stayed in a very quiet log cabin in the Rocky Mountains. You would think I would be renewed and rested. So why am I feeling so weary? I should feel rejuvenated. But I am not. I feel tired. The anxiety monster is showing his... Continue Reading →

World Water Day | March 22

One of my pet peeves is when I see someone (cue a certain member of may family who will remain nameless) leave the water running for no apparent reason. I get it, we take fresh, clean water for granted. With a quick turn of a handle, it's right there. We don't think much about wasting... Continue Reading →

The Power of Prayer is Real

Have you ever prayed for something that you wanted/needed badly? Have you ever prayed for healing, whether for yourself or a loved one? Were those prayers answered? I have, so I know the power of prayer is real. It's not to say those prayers were answered just the way I wanted, because God answers prayers,... Continue Reading →

Awesome Gift Giving Guide That Does Good | 2014

‘Tis the season to give…right? So, what do you get friends and family who have everything? Or, say, “I don’t need anything.” Which is true. Most of us don’t need a thing. Not so true for others around the world. The dilemma of the season: Give something special to our loved ones, because we love... Continue Reading →

#SmallSeeds of Creativity

So, it's been awhile since I have posted some Small Seeds. Although, sharing links to bloggers changing the world right where they are is important; I thought I would switch it up a little this month and share Small Seeds of Creativity, a.k.a. seriously creative bloggers. The girls and I are always looking for fun,... Continue Reading →

Not Every Little Girl is Celebrated | Gendercide in So Asia

I have two daughters. The first took nearly two years to conceive. Oh, how we tested, tried, and waited. We found out she was a she on 9/11. That 9/11. Is it possible to feel overwhelming sadness and joy on the same day? We painted walls in girl appropriate colors, bought little girly clothes, registered... Continue Reading →

Bible Journaling | Works for Me

I may have mentioned once or twice (or more) how I like to highlight books I am reading. I highlight passages I don't want to forget. I take notes in the margins. This is why I can never lend out my books to friends. Who wants to read a book with highlighter and notes written... Continue Reading →

Reaching the Most Unreached | myGFA

Do you wish you could be a part of reaching millions with Christ's love? There are people who are doing just that in small ways. I would like to introduce you to these people. August edition of Small Seeds is brought to you by Gospel of Asia and myGFA. Clara | Turned her love of... Continue Reading →

Encouragement for Today.

Do you ever feel like the internet is full of negativity with people just looking for a fight?  Name calling, misunderstood comments, yelling IN ALL.CAPS.Oh.my.gosh. (There really shouldn't be a caps lock button on a keyboard.) In the middle of all the negativity and fighting...there are people in the blogashere committed to the encouragement of... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Countries For the Persecution of Christians

According to Open Doors World Watch List*, 100 million Believers in Jesus Christ have been persecuted for their faith. In America, we take religious freedom for granted. We totally do. Imagine being a Christian but not having a Bible to study the Word of God. Imagine not having the freedom to walk with your God.... Continue Reading →

Kids Growing Small Seeds, Doing Good

My late father-in-law always said, "Never plant seeds before Mother's Day." And, since he was the king of growing pole beans, I listened. Oh, how I miss his home-grown green beans! His theory of the perfect time to plant seeds was rooted in the idea that there was no longer danger of frost after Mother's... Continue Reading →

Books That I Have Never Forgotten | Summer Reading List

Some books I read, and quickly forget. Sometimes I can't even remember the author or what the books was about. When I was in my early 20s I was obsessed with Sidney Sheldon. I can remember reading every book he wrote. The book that started my love for his writing was "Master of the Game".... Continue Reading →

In the Midst of Hopelessness There is Hope | Not Your Ordinary Mother’s Day Story

Mother's Day is this Sunday. I am so blessed to have a mother that is loving, caring, faithful, funny, beautiful, generous. (I love you more, mom!) I once read that you should pay attention to what makes you cry, that will show you where your heart lies. What makes me cry? The oppression and mistreatment... Continue Reading →

Planting Small Seeds to Grow Big Ideas

Ideas are like small seeds. Stay with me here... What happens when you plant seeds? If you take care of the seeds, they will grow into something big and beautiful...like a giant pumpkin that wins a blue ribbon at the county fair. You start with a small idea. Right now it doesn't look like much.... Continue Reading →

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