Welcome to our blog 🙂 With two large streams of our blog wrapping up this month I thought this might be a good time to make a "sticky" post to help navigate around the site more easily. You can always use the drop down menu at the top to get around but for those who … Continue reading Navigating
“KHAT” My 20-month-year-old ray of sunshine's newest word is cat. I love the way he says it, although it could be confused for other words in different languages, as he loves the back of the throat sound. Earlier, as we were in the midst of our morning routine, he focused on the three shiny silver … Continue reading KHAT
Mothering / God’s Mother Heart
This week as I held my 20 month-year-old miracle, I thought back to the journey in the last years. The times when the words of an old song rang through my weary mind, “Never for nothing when you love with no return. Light your candle in the darkness, cause it is never for nothing. *” … Continue reading Mothering / God’s Mother Heart
“Cry (If You Want To)” on Hammered Dulcimer
We were recently able to visit family over the holidays and my sister and I got together to jam. We were planning to record a couple songs together but her mic and software glitched so I've only got the one song recorded by my ipod on the floor between us. I'm actually pretty impressed at … Continue reading “Cry (If You Want To)” on Hammered Dulcimer
“Jesus” on Hammered Dulcimer
I remember my mother singing this song to me as a child when I had nightmares or a hard time getting to sleep. It's been one of my staples for singing it to Russell Jr. as part of our bedtime routine but it was so cool to walk into the living room the other day … Continue reading “Jesus” on Hammered Dulcimer
“Lullaby” on Hammered Dulcimer
Earlier in this post I told about a song I found myself singing to Russell Jr. I figured out how to play it on the hammered dulcimer too and decided to share it with you. Hope you enjoy it 🙂 God bless, Rusty P.S. You can hear the instrumental version here.
“Farther Along” on Hammered Dulcimer
"Farther Along" by Josh Garrels was one of the songs that helped us shift perspective when we were in our darkest seasons in our infertility journey and it became the first song I learned how to cover once I had figured out the basics on my hammered dulcimer. I wrote Josh and asked if I … Continue reading “Farther Along” on Hammered Dulcimer
The Mango Tree that could.
One of the longest times Alexis and I were separated from each other after we were married was when I went down to Haiti for five weeks to help with sanitation and community development initiatives in some disaster relief tent cities. There is lots I could say about that experience but what I want to … Continue reading The Mango Tree that could.
Post for Canadians – Urgent request
Hello Canadians (currently more than half of those who regularly visit this blog 🙂 ) we just wanted to let you know about a current event that could have a huge impact on Embryo Adoption in Canada and to ask you to pray about possibly taking action response. There are new Proposed Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) … Continue reading Post for Canadians – Urgent request
Integrity Challenge part 2
Part 2 of a truncated letter I wrote to some friends who prayed for me regularly early on in my international adventures. Hope it's encouraging 🙂 --- if I didn't tell them however... if I didn't point it out ... they would never know. When I had told them that I had never been out … Continue reading Integrity Challenge part 2
Integrity Challenge part 1
This is truncated from a letter I wrote early on in my international adventures. About an opportunity I had to try to twist the system for a good cause by lying and how I wrestled through that decision at the time. --- The letter I had been waiting for, to explain why I needed an … Continue reading Integrity Challenge part 1