Graffiti of the Heart

During this journey of writing and publishing Mario’s Golden Locket, we have had the opportunity to share the story with many children as well as adults.  Surprisingly, we have noticed that it seems to have more impact on adults than it does on children.  Most likely because as adults, we have passed through a multitude […]

Where it all Started

The orphanage smelled musty and damp that July winter day when we were let in through the large antique doors by a matronly worker named Sonja. This being our initial experience in a government run orphanage, we didn’t know what to expect.  Sonja led us down a hall past two spacious bedrooms with lots of […]

Don’t Delay

One hot summer afternoon in January, shortly after we had moved to Uruguay, I noticed one of our sheep lying by itself in the pasture. Sheep are herd animals and rarely prefer being alone. It was a ewe, and she had been left behind when the flock had moved to another field. I went to […]

Heart Hunger

Adapted from The Alpha Course by Nicky Gumbel “Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.” ― Augustine of Hippo Many people go through life thinking, when I can buy this, or achieve that, or find true love, then I will be truly happy.  Sadly many will […]

What are You Allowing to be Written on Your Heart?

I hung up the phone and shared the news with my husband.  I should have been elated.  Instead, I felt dejected. Gary asked softly, “What are you allowing to be written on your heart right now?”  I paused and did an internal dipstick.  Sure enough, there was the lie.  “I’m not adequate, I’m not good […]