Author Archives: Ingrid

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Right now, I am reading “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston. It is a good book so far. I am reading it for a book club that I recently joined here in Budapest. Today, I really liked … Continue reading

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Every day the empty places need to be filled

From Beth Moore’s book Breaking Free about Ephesians 3:14-21— , “The apostle Paul meant for us to come to know and learn by experience Christ’s love that surpasses all present and fragmentary knowledge.  Paul prayed for us to perceive a … Continue reading

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Undeserved

From the Beth Moore book I am reading, Breaking Free, I have been focused on her topic of God’s right to rule.  “Sometimes what we need to cure our fat egos is a strong dose of God.” “Long before there … Continue reading

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The Battle Belongs to the Lord

The more I read Breaking Free by Beth Moore, the more I glean from the Bible and the more I learn from her words. I had to write about the what I took in this morning so I won’t forget … Continue reading

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A Journey

It has been a while since I have written due to the many changes in our lives: moving to Hungary and working full-time have been the biggest changes for myself.  Through it all, God has brought me to a place … Continue reading

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Riding the Wave

That is what it feels like for me right now. Riding the Wave. God’s provision has been loud, His timing has been perfect, His faithfulness like no other, and His love….so encompassing. He alone us been the force to get … Continue reading

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Siblings

This is what Eddie wrote in the month of March. Siblings is the title. Yes, we are working on spelling and punctuation and grammar, but it’s so funny. “My sisters are awsome and some ways mean but I still love … Continue reading

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Sweet Hannah

Two boys came up to Hannah at lunch today and said, if we were both about to be eaten by sharks, which one would you save. Hannah said, “You are both human beings. I would save you both.” They kept … Continue reading

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The Experiment

Each week, all three of our kids have a set of chores that they have to complete. They each get a small allowance for doing their chores. Eddie vacuums the whole house, rotates with doing dishes, sweeping, and wiping the … Continue reading

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Papa Joe McGraw

The father of my sister’s husband died yesterday morning. From everything Sonja told me about him, he was a true man of God, facing death with humility and a quiet strength, knowing he would soon be in heaven. The link … Continue reading

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Christmas

“I love you God. Thank you for sending Jesus to earth for us. Thank you for saving us. This is a bit late, but Happy Birthday Jesus.” Isaiah 9: 1-7 “Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who … Continue reading

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The Message Twice Over

God really spoke to me today through our pastor’s sermon.  Many people would be really excited to move to Central Europe and don’t get me wrong, there is going to be lots of things that will be really wonderful if … Continue reading

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The 2nd Marathon

Went well. Time was 4:03:13. I learned the following: do not put more than 400 miles on a pair of running shoes. I think that’s partly why my knee hurts and is healing. I also learned to stretch your IT … Continue reading

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The Nineteen

Today I ran nineteen miles.  I decided to try something new and just see how fast I could do it.  So, I let my body do what it wanted when it came to pace.  This worked out really well until … Continue reading

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Ya Look Good! — yeah — whatever!

“Ya Look Good!” she said in a sweet southern drawl as she smiled quaintly and gave me the princess hand wave.  She was clad in a cute summer sundress with hair and make-up done to perfection and she was taking … Continue reading

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The Wright Socks Part 2

Okay, I’ve changed my mind about the socks.  In fact, I really try hard not to run without them.  Why?? Well, they really do feel nice on the foot and when you are going long distances it makes a differences … Continue reading

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Great Kids Devotional Book

JR and I have been reading Streams in the Desert for Kids faithfully to the kids this year.  Now, don’t get me wrong, we have certainly missed days, but we still we read it.  Honestly, it is one of the … Continue reading

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The Wright Socks

It’s been 3 runs with my new “Wright Socks.” They are actually pretty nice.  Today I did 12 miles in them and let me tell you it was H-O-T here in Orlando, FL this morning.  These socks are nice, in … Continue reading

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The Running Store and Me

Today Track Shack had a nice sale on shoes, clothing, and socks.  Socks??  You may wonder and frankly,  me too, but a very nice pair of running socks are supposed to change your world.  Today, I bought a pair because … Continue reading

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Staying Out of It

Probably the most difficult thing about parenting that I am learning is “staying out of it”.  So, what exactly do I mean by this??  Well, when the kids fight, I am learning to let them try to resolve it themselves … Continue reading

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