Compassion

We flew home from Guatemala and Compassion International late Sunday afternoon. On Monday this arrived for me in the mail. And then today, another one. The first dated July 17th and the other August 18th. One for the email I sent him and one for the birthday card, stickers and drawings from my kids. I […]

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Lost. Even though I am sitting on my own bed under the duvet we’ve had since Pete and I got married, I don’t quite know how to find my way back home. Stranded – in between countries – it’s where I’ve spent most of my life. You’d think I’d be used to it by now. […]

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From the book of Isaiah, chapter 51: 1“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, Who seek the LORD: 3Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places And her wilderness He will make like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and sound of a […]

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Hello, my name is Lisa-Jo and I am a lame Compassion International sponsor. Yea, I’m thinking of starting a support group – “Lame Sponsors Anonymous.” ‘Cause after today I just know that there are others out there like me who could be founding members. Here’s the deal- we sponsor two kids through Compassion International and […]

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There’s a song that echoes through my childhood. My mom used to sing it with my brothers and me and we would do it in rounds. I remember those evenings on the frayed brown corduroy couch in Faerie Glen, Pretoria when she would coach us on when to stand and when to sit; when to […]

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My youngest son, Micah, started preschool today. I wasn’t there. But, after today, I can more-than-imagine how it went down. When a mama sits in a roomful of kids her heart wants to sneak out of her body and wrap tight, tight hugs around shy and gangly arms and legs. Gap-tooth faces beg to be grinned […]

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