Hi, I’m Betsy. I love dark roast coffee and home schooling. I want my faith to spill over into my every day, even during the bumpy moments, like when you have a family blow-up with fireworks during breakfast.
I’m passionate about enjoying God. I want to know Him better. I’m also passionate about enjoying the one life He’s given me. I try to open my eyes wider to see beyond my crazy, stress-filled moments and recognize the gifts God gives me every day.
Thanks for stopping by here today. I’m honored that you read what I write.
My goal for this blog is to communicate that God loves you to the moon and back. I believe He’s given you a special mission to reflect Him in your corner of the world: at home, in the workplace, and in your community. I want this blog to be a place where we can encourage each other to get more of God’s Word in so our faith can spill out.
I know what it’s like to feel encouraged and touched by God during Sunday worship, and then to fall apart on Wednesday when you can’t find your car in the parking lot, you’ve lost your keys anyway, and it’s 110 degrees outside.
I know what it’s like to be at odds with your husband over a decision.
I’m living proof that God’s grace and love cover our mess-ups and get us through the hard days. We can’t always see it, but He’s weaving together all the crazy, rough moments with the glorious and hopeful to make something beautiful of our lives.
I post on Tuesdays and Fridays about:
- You and God
- Joy in the Daily Grind
- Simple Disciplines
- Real Life
If you’re new to this place, you might take a look at some of my favorite posts:
Here’s a bit more about me.
I’m a pastor’s wife, married to the most patient man on earth, and I’m set on enjoying our two teenagers while we still have them with us. We live in the Middle East. I love living here, but I sometimes bump into cross-cultural glitches, like drummers waking you at 3:00 a.m. every night during Ramadan. Most days I feel blessed and privileged to be here; other times I want to pull out my hair and catch the next plane home. Living in a Muslim country can challenge my faith, but morning coffee time with God keeps me thriving and happy.
- Laughing with my husband
- Talking with my teenagers
- Learning almost anything
- Reading and writing
- Playing board games
- Making new friends and spending time with old ones
- Cooking for friends
Now it’s your turn. I’d love to get to know you too. Leave me a comment to tell me a bit about yourself, where you live, what you do, what you love.