It’s the Little Things

Walking to the grocery store was so much more fun with everyone together! We immensely enjoyed my family’s visit last week and we were sad to see them go. Please read Mama’s blog for a thorough, day-by-day report of all the adventures we had while they were here! The last night before they left for […]

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Our Latest Adventures

“You know, we’ve been on a lot of adventures together so far,” I told Sam at some point in our recent travels. It is true, and we both feel incredibly blessed for all the wonderful adventures we have been able to experience together so far in our marriage. Our most recent adventure was a trip […]

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The Life of a Missionary: Discouragement

“I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.” I Corinthians 3:6 We know that God is the one who causes growth; He is the one who gives the increase, but it is sometimes easy to be discouraged when we do not see apparent growth or increase. We have lived in Craiova for almost […]

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A Week in Our Life

I have had several people tell me they are curious about what our normal lives look like here in Romania. Here is an overview of a week in our lives as missionaries in Craiova, Romania! Sunday On the train to Severin When we took our trip to England a few weeks ago we left our […]

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A Conversation with Mihai

Before we were going to talk together, I wanted to write down some thoughtful questions about their beliefs. Questions I wanted to know, questions I think others would like to know so I got my pen out and jotted them down. I wrote down questions like, “How do you explain the gospel of Jesus Christ?” […]

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Living My Dream

Sometimes I cry. A lot. Almost every day. Sometimes I ask myself again and again what I am doing, because sometimes I have no idea. Sometimes I feel stuck in the middle of stress and there’s nothing I can do. At these times I have to slow down, stop, and remind myself that this is […]

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A Brief Life Update

Hello readers! We have fallen a bit behind on blogging, but hopefully we will be back in the swing of things soon. It doesn’t seem like we’ve been up to much lately, but here’s what has been going on in our life the past couple of weeks! This is a picture of us before setting […]

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Sarmale Casserole

Sarmale is a quintessential Romanian food, made of a mixture of sausage, rice, and veggies wrapped in pickled cabbage. I have yet to try “real” traditional sarmale, but I make this casserole version of it almost every week. On our recent trip home I made my family a somewhat traditional Romanian meal, including two different […]

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Six Months

Six months ago I put on a white dress. Then some pretty music played and I took my Daddy’s arm and walked down an aisle. Then I made the second most important commitment of my life to the most important person in my life. “Time flies when you’re having fun,” Sam told me today. In […]

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Difficulties

“The wives are the ones who really go through the difficulty. They are the real heroes.” I heard this statement as one man was giving a missionary report. I thought, “What do the wives do? How can they be called the heroes?” Well, after the last 4 months I am learning what he meant. Living […]

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