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.
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
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
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
Thank you for journeying with us through this (in)fertility blog. Doubtlessly, you will be hearing more about our son through the years on our blog site here, but this part of the journey has now transitioned and so we will pause the story here. If you have been reading regularly, you probably have picked up … Continue reading 53. Our (in)fertility journey final post.
"Russell you are a gift of God, Russell you're a miracle. Russell you are our son and we love you, Russell you're a gift of God." As I hold our son in our arms, I string together this prayer / expression of mystery and find myself singing these lines over and over again. I love … Continue reading 52. Lullabies
I ended up allowing the pressure of coming exams to push my confusing thoughts to the side and just focused on getting through the final few days. After my final exam I drove home and never actually saw any of those five guys again until the next September. Once at my parents, with no pressing … Continue reading Alan’s Hand part 2
It happened! Russell Jr. was born on a late summer's day. Waltzing into our arms as a six pound immeasurable treasure of cuteness and determination after being born at home. (We had felt while praying that we were to have a home birth and a way was made, even though I was in my 43rd … Continue reading 51. It happened!
“I don't understand, why are you allowing my room to get so small. It has been weeks like this and I liked to do the flips and fun dance moves. I thought you liked them too.” “Oh, I do,” said the Creator with a glow on His face. “Someday you will understand that I take … Continue reading 50. An ‘ug?
When I was in university studying engineering, there was a group of five of us that would get together regularly to pray. We would pray for each other, but usually we were praying that many people on our campus would discover the love of Jesus, allow him to transform their lives and discover their purpose … Continue reading Alan’s Hand part 1