Happy New Year

The start of a new year is often used to take some time to reflect on what was and look ahead to what’s to come. I’m usually a big fan of doing this. It gives me an opportunity to process, reminisce, rejoice over successes, and grieve over…

Praise Before My Breakthrough

A friend suggested a song to me a few weeks ago. Music is one way that God speaks to me and He knew I needed this reminder. I'll praise before my breakthrough Til my song becomes my triumph I will sing because I trust You I will bring…

Kids On Boarding

June is nearly over and July is about to start. I know it sounds cliche, but time really flies. For many people summer break has begun. However, for us this is the busiest season of the year. Here is a short update of the last few weeks and…

Spring Update

Exactly two years ago I finally arrived in the US with a visa in my passport and officially started my life and work in Texas. These two years have definitely not been easy, but I am so glad I pushed through it all with God at my side. I'm finding…

The year that was 2018

As a hardcore introvert I always look forward to calmer days. I enjoy a slower pace of life, puttering around my home, and just catching my breath. I don't count writing blogs as one of my strengths, however, it does have the potential to help…

Will you stand with me?

I can't believe it is already September! One of the observations I have made since moving off the ship is that time moves faster on land! The months are slipping through my fingers. I have celebrated yet another birthday, we have finished…

On Boarding Overview

Instead of writing a blog I thought I would share a great video that our On Boarding participants put together. Every On Boarding group is asked to present their training experience with the ship community. It is a great way to process all…

Lots of Photos and Prayer Request

Some photos of my adventures these past few months...                                                                                                                                 Listening…

To my dear supporters

Pause, breathe, pray… Give yourself time and grace…   Powerful words that I wholeheartedly share with others, but find difficult to put into practice myself. How do we give ourselves time in a world where everything is planned…

Visite, winter in Texas en On Boarding...

De tijd vliegt hier in Texas. Bijna een jaar geleden kwam ik in Texas aan, dit keer MET werkvergunning. Ik gaf mijzelf een jaar om te wennen aan de vele veranderingen; mijn nieuwe baan, praktische zaken zoals een auto, een woning, een kerk en…