USA Bound

Guess what? Our entire family will be in the good ol’ USofA for the entire month of July and August. In just 11 days, we went from having enough money for one plane ticket to buying all 7! I’d say that’s a size-able miracle!

Check it out!

If you’d like to meet up or share a cuppa while we are in town, please let us know. We would love to share with you!


Thank you so much to all who have given! Anything given above and beyond will go toward our traveling and visa expenses. As you know, boys like to eat. Can’t wait to see you!

Beyond the Veil


Covers and hides; mystery
Protects and shelters; covering
Distorts and fragments; perspective
Allusion and Illusion; truth
Separates and disguises; control
Invisible and unspoken; apartheid
Whole and pure; Bride
Undivided; asphyxiation
Steeple and pulpit drape the veil; deceiving
The ultimate veil is torn; access.


Veil of the cosmos; curse
Time temporal; clockwork
Space and law; osmotic transference
Great hands of the Creator; open
Small minds of man; barricade
The ultimate veil is torn, access.
Unseen matter; the invisible, created
The veil, torn and illuminated
The veil, entrance, wholeness, restoration and light; stepping.


Behind the veil; vision distorted
Shadow of truth, fleeting
Hazy, filtered vision
Could be redemption
Could be condemnation
Savior; hands unbound by time.
Cross; clutching.
Veil; renting.


The voice of invitation; longing
Beckons from beyond the veil
The voice of obstruction; tradition
The voice of warning; fear
The voice of immobility; apathy
Cerebral caution; the blood line, crying for Redemption,
Crying for Shalom; muted, deconstructed.
Union begins at the Renting; Severance
The way of wholeness; the torn, bloodstained veil; Union
Inexplicable; YHWH dawns.

Missions and Life Support


The last straw was the Facebook message I received. It was a good straw, as far as last straws go. A sweet friend messaged to ask how I “was really doing, and not just what she’s reading on Facebook or the website. Really.”

A caring friend will do that—recognize that you’re camouflaged under the social media facade and call you on it. Looking back over my blog posts and Facebook and twitter feed, I can see that my language changed; I became more cautious and less candid. Continue reading

How About Uganda and South Sudan?

10904632_10205689556820494_4025586220081130125_oYes, how about a trip to Africa?  Yes, I know we are in Africa, but this is a different part of Africa.  If you haven’t heard, Jackson has joined the staff of YWAM Muizenberg. He’s now staffing a DTS which means he will be leading an outreach team of his own. It’s just been announced that he and his co-leader Elisabeth will be spending 10 weeks in Uganda and South Sudan! Continue reading

I Wasn’t Expecting THAT for Christmas

The day before Christmas, somewhere between baking cinnamon rolls, and trying to remember if I have enough gifts for each child I have, there was a knock at the door. With flour on my hands and down the front of my shirt, I open the door wondering, “Who shows up here the day before Christmas and I hope this won’t take long.” Continue reading

In Jackson’s Words…

DSC_0526Below is a guest post from our son Jackson, who recently completed a Discipleship Training School outreach. We are super proud of him!


The main reason I wanted to do a YWAM DTS (Discipleship Training School) was to find my purpose and calling. I mean, I am fresh out of high school, I live in South Africa and I have not even applied to a single college. You have no idea how many times I have been asked, “What are you doing next?” I was stressed out from the pressure because dude, I really like surfing.* Continue reading

Emmanuel, God With Us. Really?

prickly2This is not a very merry Christmas and good tidings post. Maybe it’s tidings, but they sure don’t feel good.

Do you know when you hear the voice of God leading you to do something, go somewhere, speak to someone, and you do it? And crazy, cool things happen. And it gives you all the feelings and you float around all day in a cloud of awesomeness? I like when that plan comes together.

Usually, I hear pretty well and it leads to miracles and all sorts of fun. But I have to tell you, either I heard completely wrong or God just played an awfully mean trick. Continue reading

Cape Town, South Africa

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