“You give me love, hugs, everything I need, and you discipline me because you love me.” It still warms my heart when I remember these words from sweet Reyna, the oldest of our four newest children. I was preparing her for her upcoming court case in a counseling session, and that was her answer to… Continue reading Tough Love Matters Too!
I must confess that recently I’ve been so caught up in the routine and “busy work” here, that I’ve neglected to seek God with my whole heart and look for His movement and guidance in my life. Sometimes He moves in big undeniable ways, throwing things at me until I cannot deny that it is… Continue reading Waiting for His Whispers
I’m back at Casa de mi Padre people! It was wonderful catching up with many of you while I was in the U.S. in September, but I was definitely itching to be back towards the end and missing my kiddos. Upon returning, this was my welcome! https://youtu.be/twykpAp554E I was met with much excitement, big… Continue reading Brief Update
Gaspar is a child of Casa de mi Padre, but he transitioned out early to live with a local woman while finishing his education. Somewhere along the way, he regressed into some old habits from his BC (before casa) life. He began using drugs, stopped going to school, and one day he was just gone.… Continue reading The Prodigal Son
As many of you have seen on my Facebook and Instagram, we’ve had some big changes in the house within the last couple of weeks. On the 25th of July, we had one child leave, and four more arrive. When Jorge left, it was a big surprise to us all. You see we often have… Continue reading You Had Me at First Squeeze
My first two weeks here in Guatemala have been very eye opening, and left my brain struggling to process all of the new faces, names, places, language, and interactions. It's a little overwhelming, and difficult to provide an adequate answer the question... "so how's Guatemala?" I'll do my best in this post to answer that,… Continue reading To Laugh, or to Cry? That is the Question…
I've been contemplating what to write for quite some time, but have not truly found the right words. Even now I'm just typing as things come, erasing, and then typing again. So much has happened since my last post, and yet not much at the same time. When I say "so much has happened", I… Continue reading Two Unlikely Dance Partners