“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
“An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” Proverbs 18:15
We welcome questions from our readers. We try to be as honest as possible when answering and try to give several different opinions because no one answer will work for everybody. We acknowledge that we do not have all the answers. Here is a question from a mother of two who is expecting her third. If you have advice to share with this mom, please comment below.
“I’d love to see a blog post on what to do with kids who wake up early. My kids are early risers, and I’m dreading summer. Trying to come up with ideas. They are so awake and loud and this mommy is tired and weary. Especially being pregnant. Seems like it should be an easy solution, but I feel just overwhelmed and frustrated by it.” Laurel- Doylestown, PA Continue reading