Adjustment to Texas Life, and Why It Has Sucked

I would be lying if I said the last 4  (post-Ireland) months have been easy or comfortable or good or restful. They have been miserable and exhausting at times, and just kind of grating. The whole time, I have sensed God telling me that I will be staying a while in Texas. When I was…

The best kind of life

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” -John 10:10  

Saltillo, Mexico Part 3

Do you ever get back from a trip, start looking through your pictures, and then realize you took a whole bunch of pictures on 1 or 2 days, and hardly any on others? I always seem to do that, and this trip to Mexico was no exception. That means I don’t have a lot of…

Saltillo, Mexico Part 2

Saturday in Mexico was probably my favorite day. We woke up early, got in Carlos’ car and hit the road. We drove about 2 hours west to Parras, a pretty little town that I can’t properly pronounce because I can’t roll my r’s :(. Carlos’ dad’s family is from there, so he has spent quite…

Saltillo, Mexico Part 1

When Carlos came to see me in Texas in December and everything was perfectly normal between us, I think we both breathed a sigh of relief that we were still Carlos and Emily and it didn’t matter that we weren’t in Ireland anymore. After that, we were both anxious to see how things would be…

Never Give Up

“Frodo: I can’t do this, Sam. Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the…