Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Some Days Are Harder Than Others

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

By: Jennifer Clark

“I want to stay home with you today, Mommy,” my son told me from his car seat on the way to preschool. I looked in the rear view mirror and saw his big blue eyes well up with tears.

Some days the drive in to work is harder than others.

Other mornings he urges me to drive faster, “Hurry, Mommy, that truck is beating us!” He can’t wait to get to school and play with his friends. We get there, and he jumps out of the car. He hugs me as an afterthought, and bursts into his classroom, leaving me standing at the door, watching him. Continue reading

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Friday Night Movie with Popcorn Mix

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

by: Kerri Young

Because most of our lives have been in flux for the last three months since we moved overseas, we have tried to incorporate some consistent weekly events where we come together as a family that have provided the continuity and security our kids need to thrive. Continue reading

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Reparando

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.”

Isaiah 61:1-3

by: Kerri Young

My family has been blessed with the addition of two beautiful little boys who were adopted from Guatemala by my older brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Amelia Moore. Scott and Amelia are two of the most creative people I know and the Lord has blessed them beyond measure with the artistic gifts and talent to create inspiring art, photographs, and music as well as compelling stories through film. Amelia is a professional photographer (if you read People Magazine you might have seen her work on the front page a month or so ago because she shot the wedding of MTV’s Kristin Cavallari and Chicago Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler. If you live in the Nashville area, hire her! She does amazing work. See below of my family.).

View More: http://ameliajmoore.pass.us/young

 

Scott is a professional film maker and has written, produced and basically created from inception to completion two documentaries about Guatemala, along with some other short projects. Continue reading

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Cocoa Puffs Kid

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”  Ecclesiastes 3:11

by: Kerri Young

When we first arrived in our new home in the Middle East we were, as can be expected, a little overwhelmed.

Life is different here. Not different bad. Just different.

HomesWe traded our yard and white picket fence (literally) for a fourth story flat with three balconies (which we love!). I exchanged my mini-van for public transportation in the form of a taxi, bus and Metro, which I will write about in another post sometime soon. We cannot buy brown sugar, vanilla extract, macaroni and cheese, pop tarts, most breakfast cereals, fruit snacks or shredded cheese at the grocery store (and those are just a few of the things we are missing). Our language skills, and thus our ability to communicate effectively with the local people, are on par with my two year old’s ability to communicate with us. But, we are learning….slowly. Continue reading

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Homemade Salsa

Give us our food for today.  Matthew 6:11

Almost a year ago I had the best salsa I’ve ever had in my life.  It was from a restaurant called Mojitos, and let me tell you, it was awesome.  After having said salsa I got into a bad little habit of running in to Mojitos just to buy it.  I was doing this more often than I care to admit, and then one day it just hit me that I needed to make my own-and so I did.  It turns out that making salsa is ridiculously easy. Continue reading