About Me

This is not my first attempt at a blog. The last time I tried, it was on a topic that really wasn’t at the heart of who I am, so I found it difficult to consistently write posts.

So I’m tryIMG_4007-150x150ing again, in an attempt to be more open about what God is teaching me, in the midst of all my shortcomings and weaknesses. Perhaps “because of” is a better way to put it. I’ve noticed it’s the humble times where I learned the most–when struggling with the “why” questions (“Why did God let them kick us out of the country?”) and the extremes of physical weakness (is a brain tumor extreme enough?).

Now I’m at a place where I want to include you in the struggles of humanity and theology, the real “stuff” we encounter and how we can grow closer to Jesus in the process of life.

 

I hope my words, thoughts, and prayers on this site will be a blessing to you. I would love to hear your responses!

 

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Want to know more about me? Here’s a bit of background:

I grew up on three different continents, starting at the tip of South America (Chile), spending a few years in California, and living where the Central Asian steppe meets the Caspian Sea (Kazakhstan). I am most definitely a Third Culture Kid (if you haven’t heard of TCK’s, learn more about this growing population!). Since then I’ve lived in Washington, Virginia, and Missouri, and just to balance out residential experiences around the globe I worked in Kenya for a year (okay, so maybe that wasn’t the real reason). Now I’ve been taking regular trips to Nigeria to provide teaching and training.

But my true identity starts with being a child of God and follower of Christ. He has been my strength and my comfort through some difficult times (for more of those stories feel free to read Glorifying God at the Rocks of Remembrance). Since I was a teenager I felt him leading me toward a career in psychology, so I studied hard until finally receiving a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.). Some key areas of focus have been providing care for the missionary community, specializing in traumatology, and other international work. Along the way I’ve also been doing some writing, including articles, chapters, and books.

Mission Statement

My purpose in life is to glorify God. My mission is to share His love with others. My passion is to help the hurting around the world encounter healing and growth in Jesus, and to equip them to pass on the training in their own cultures and languages. Current focus:  Nigeria: There are over 2 …

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Bucket List

What do you want this life to include? What have you already done? Writing a “bucket list” should not be only about what we want to do, but reflecting on what we’ve already done. I’ve been blessed with so many experiences that have shaped who I am, created memories, and widened my perspective. There are some …

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