I want to be obsessed with what I’m going to be obsessed with three zillion years from now—seeing and savoring Jesus.
Writing helps me keep my thoughts organized as I consider what it means to have an eternal perspective. Augustine said what my heart feels, “I count myself one of the number of those who write as they learn and learn as they write.” Plus, if I don’t write down a train of thought it will leave the station and end up buried in the dust bunnies under the couch along with other sundry items.
When my husband Dave and I got married in 2002, we knew that we wanted to serve in cross-cultural ministry. But we didn’t know any of the “w’s”—where, what, when. While we prepared for the “w’s” we completed seminary degrees and the details began to fall into place. A month before graduation our first child was born, and the next year the three of us stepped off the plane and onto the sizzling tarmac of an airport in the Middle East. In 2010, Redeemer Church of Dubai was planted. In our years here in the desert the Lord graciously blessed us with three more children. Life anywhere is a challenging, tremendous gift from God, and life in Arabia is no different.