Little Miracles

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Spring showers and flowers

As next week welcomes May, I think it would be safe to safe we are very much into Spring now!  Spring is great for many things; so far this year in Fort Worth it has brought us rain (which I’ll never complain about again), there have been tulips and daffodils, as well as other flowers, blooming all over campus, and I got to break out my beloved flip flops and sandals again.  Spring brings our anniversary and Ben’s birthday.  Yep, Spring is good.  But this is all normal stuff, that normally happens every year and while I’m thankful for it, I would like to tell you why I’m especially happy for Spring to be here this year. DSC02806

This year, Spring means that Ben is almost done with his first full year of seminary!  I can’t believe he’s already 2 weeks away from having his first year here under his belt.  Parents and grandparents really know what they’re talking about when they tell you that time flies when you’re a kid!  It’s weird to think about the fact that we’ve been here for a full school year.  On one hand, the 9 months have meant separation from my family, friends, and it means that we’re coming up on a year since I’ve set foot in Uganda.  All things that break my heart in a million tiny little pieces.  But God is good in so many ways and even in the pain that has come with moving to Fort Wort10155729_10150490703734945_1038967943_nh, there have been so many blessings!  To name a few…

  1. My relationship with God has definitely grown over this school year.  God has challenged me to learn how to put things, situations, and people in His hands, and is teaching me how to leave them there.
  2. Ben and I have grown much closer over the past 9 months.  Moving to a city where you don’t know anyone else is a good bonding experience.
  3. Even though I miss my friends from North Carolina, who can never be replaced, God has showered us in His love by providing us with good friends and relationships here in Fort Worth.  Had we never moved here, I would not have had all the joy those relationships bring me.

Because we do live far away, and it’s been over 9 months since I’ve seen my best friend, Spring excites me this year because it means that Shae Lee’s wedding is getting closer!  First off, my best friend is getting married!  That in itself is ridiculously exciting!  But then add the fact that I haven’t seen her in so long, I haven’t seen her ring in person, laughed or cried with her, or gotten to hug her since late July and it gets exponentially more exciting than should be possible. 🙂

What about Spring is exciting for you?  In general or specifically about this year?DSC02828


With love,



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Covering Kerith

My last post was a little while ago…sorry for that…but it was about Kerith Children’s Home in Pallisa Uganda. On that note, I have some exciting news to share!  I have started a blog called Covering Kerith in order to help raise awareness as well as support for the ministry Samuel and Mercy have in Pallisa! I am very excited to be able to come alongside such an amazing ministry that God is doing incredible work through and I would love for you to join me in the process!  

I will not stop posting on this blog however!  Life has slowed down to a somewhat normal pace for us again and will continue to slow down as Ben’s semester wraps up.  His last day of classes is 2 weeks from Wednesday.  After that and some exams he will have finished up his first year of seminary!  It seems odd that he’s almost done with his first year.  On one hand, it feels like we’ve lived in our current apartment forever, it feels so much like home and it feels like Katie, a God given kindred spirit, has lived next door for a long time.  It seems crazy that it’s just been a year ago that we were living in Weaverville, I was teaching math, we hadn’t even been to Uganda yet; so much has changed in just one year!  On the other hand, this school year has flown by and I can’t believe we’re already approaching the summer!  

Is this year going by quickly or slowly for you?  Have you reached any mile stones in the past year?

Here’s to looking forward to what God has in store for each and everyone of us over the rest of 2014! 

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With love,