“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
“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.”
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.).
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
“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.
We 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
It was just too overwhelming for me to pick and choose a few pictures from our summer because so much has happened! We’ve had some incredible adventures in the three short months we’ve been here. I thought it might be kind of fun for you to catch a glimpse of our journey here, as well as what our lives look like in our new “normal” while also highlighting our summer. Click the link below for a short slideshow video.
Mosaic of Moms Summer Highlights
“Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.” Psalm 116:7
by: Kerri Young
As I have alluded to in my last post, we are in the process of moving. (You can also read about our fun preparations in a blog I wrote awhile back here.) Since we are moving to the other side of the world and everything about life is going to be new and challenging for a bit, I am taking a rest from blogging on Mosaic of Moms for a few months.
The plan right now is to take April, May and June off, and return in July with lots of stories to share. We are excited to watch God’s faithfulness and provision continue to unveil before our eyes and would be grateful for your prayers as we march forward in obedience into the unknown. If you feel so inclined, here are some specific prayer requests:
1. Please pray we would find our strength and identity in El Shaddai as we walk through the changes of the next few weeks.
2. Please pray we will trust Jehovah-Jireh to provide all our needs in the next two months as we prepare to leave, Lord willing, on May 25 (including the sale of our house and the completion of the rest of our financial needs).
3. Please pray we will parent our children well through the midst of extreme life change and that our children will find perfect peace in Jehovah Shalom when things are new, scary and uncertain.
I will not be posting, but I will be checking email. If there is ever a way I can pray for you, friends, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Until July, I will be praying we can rest in Jehovah Raah together….