Thirty-one years ago my husband and I were married. It was on the hottest day of the year in a suburb of Los Angeles. We have been traversing through the borderlands ever since. We started where East meets West in Hong Kong and later Taiwan. After a few years we headed to Western China. Then we crossed the border into Kazakhstan several years after that.
The spiritual borderlands we have been crossing are a little more difficult to describe, but just as important to the shaping of our lives. Jesus once described the Kingdom of God as a mustard seed that grows into a large tree providing shelter for many. Another time as yeast mixed into a batch of dough, spreading and growing. This Kingdom we are part of is ever growing in us and through us, changing us and hopefully those around us for the good, by pushing out the darkness and brokenness in our lives and bringing light and life in it’s path.
We have three amazing children, a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law.
Love your blog! Good job!
I love you! What an amazing writer you are!
Love it mom! Thanks for blessing us with your wisdom that you’ve accumulated over the years.
Hi – I was directed to your blog after you liked one of my posts so thank you for that. I love your words about spiritual borderlands – the description is so apt and as you write “crossing them” is a life long challenge and joy. I have lived between worlds my entire life and so borders are an integral part of that. Thanks for the picture as I go into 2012. You don’t happen to know a Stan Brown do you? He is my brother and he and my sister in law have lived in Kazakhstan for about over 20 years – back and forth now between borders. It’s amazing to me the way God uses social networking to connect people. Thanks for “liking” my post!