Elmbrook Stories

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A Trailing Wife and a Tent Dweller

I’ve been spending time these past few months thinking about transition, considering the changes that God’s brought into my life - moving me out of some places, moving me into new spaces. Early in our marriage, my husband and I made three transcontinental moves in the period of six years. I became part of the sisterhood that is known as the “trailing wife”; that is, women who move with their husbands to a foreign country due to their husband’s job. The move...

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Going the Distance

Going the Distance

In just a few short weeks, NBC Sports will begin to broadcast the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Long-time commentators like Bob Costas will introduce the world to its champion athletes, using phrases like "the Road to Rio" to frame each individual's story. I find it all inspiring. An Olympic journey illustrates true perseverance in the face of extreme challenges and hardship.  As a winter sport athlete with similar hopes to those competing in the Summer Games, I...

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All Things Beautiful in His Time

All Things Beautiful in His Time

Before we married, we knew we wanted to grow our family through foster care and adoption. Our oldest daughter's adoption was emotionally easy. We knew it was rare. So when we later received a call about David, a three-day-old baby who needed foster placement, we expected a different experience. There would be visits, bio parents and siblings, court hearings and struggles. We expected, but didn’t fully understand how hard it would be and how much we would need to rely on God...

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