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Our Great Gain

Yesterday our Nehemiah turned 13!! Can you believe it??  We can’t!! As I sat down to begin to write this post yesterday, I was overwhelmed with a flood of emotions. To think that he was over 9 years old before he came home to us is almost unbearable to Dw and I.  Nee has told…

Nehemiah

We were just finishing up Bible and prayer time today when I might have overheard one of my guys kind of whisper to one brother, “I shave my hair.” Wide-eyed I glanced up, “You what?” A bit embarrassed he glanced down, “I shave my hair.” “What hair?” “This hair.  I only cut myself here,” pointing…

Nehemiah’s Celebration

Yesterday our sweet Mr. Nehemiah Judson  celebrated his 11th birthday! {His 2nd birthday home!!} What a joy this fellow of ours is. We are hopelessly smitten. I know I say that about all my treasures, but seriously, this guy just brings such joy to our family. Easy-going. Unselfish. Kindhearted. Tender. Lover of God. Quick wit….

“Farm” Stories

A year or so ago I wrote about our unexpected  “harvest” from our own backyard  and the dates are growing nicely this year as well! So excited!   As I mentioned in that post,  we embrace our new city lives,  but every now and then we talk about the joy-filled days  of chickens, roosters, goats, barn cats,…

“He Just Busy?”

A couple of months ago, as Nehemiah lay on the couch, terribly sick, I laid my hand on his forehead and began to pray with passion. He’d heard me praying off and on over the hours since he had first got sick, however, this time when I finished he weakly questioned, “Why God not do…

Even Though Oceans Apart

Our Emma has been gone now for almost a full year. And even though she is oceans apart, she is always very near to our hearts… We are so grateful for the ability to Skype  on a semi-regular basis {when she has power}. I can’t imagine how missionary families did it not-so-long ago. Recently Emmy…

“It” Is Back

I’m often asked,  “How do you do it?” Or the most often heard comment I get, “I could never do what you do.” I think what they might be really saying is, “You are silver-haired and  should be empty-nesting it, but ummmm, you have lots and lots of kids even really little kids.” To which…

Nehemiah Did It!

Dw called me the other day and asked if we could Skype. We had some of our Ugandan sons here for dinner, as well as, the team still here. I went into the other room to Skype… but Dw said,  “No!  Put the computer where everyone can hear.” So I took my laptop back to…

Farmer Girl Meets City Life

I have to laugh to myself… The Lord is completely amazing. I grew up in the city,  but every single day longed for the country. After closing Dw’s law practice and heading to seminary, we eventually pastored our first church and had a beautiful rolling hilled property on 21 acres complete with vast woods, gorgeous…