For almost two years I’ve been wanting to start blogging again. It’s never been far from my mind. I had a list of ideas for topics and even a few posts that I was working on. When I finally logged in to start updating this site, I was shocked to discover that I had not posted anything for almost five and a half years! I never meant to take such a long break. In fact, it was not my intent to take a break at all. Writing is a vital part of my life, the most effective tool I have for processing, evaluating, and remaining sane. Much has changed since the last time I posted here (like the birth of two more children in our family), but I have continued to write.
The first set of posts that I will share now are pieces that I wrote for a monthly opinion column on Assist News Service, a great resource for news articles of particular interest to Christians. The late Dan Wooding asked me to write stories about my experiences as an American missionary mom rearing children in Ukraine. They give insight into what it’s like to raise third-culture kids. If you aren’t familiar with that term, come back in a few days, and you’ll be able to read all about it! (Or subscribe so that you won’t miss a post.) It is my hope and prayer that what I share here will be an encouragement and inspiration to many.