Welcome to My Peace in the Puzzle…my little piece of blogosphere. I’m a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mom. This blog is dedicated to the loves of my life — namely Jesus, my family, life in full-time ministry, our homeschool adventures, and all things related to making our house a home. Thanks for stopping by. Grace and peace to you!

Recent Posts

Making Do with Dandelions

“All we want you to do is talk about yourself for two minutes,” says this smiling stranger with her Japanese accent.  “We’ll turn on the video camera.  You sit right here and tell us everything you can think of about yourself.”   Wow, this will be easier than I thought.  No tough questions.  No script…

A Stormy Start to Lent

A year can hold a lot of healing.  Even a year like 2020.  In one span of changing seasons broken walls can be repaired, ancient ruins rebuilt, foundations restored.  Open, oozing wounds can resolve into scars.  Lies can be uprooted by truth.  Hard, but freeing, truth.   Even so, the wind can shift unexpectedly, bringing with it whispers of those almost…

Alone in Jerusalem

“Ok, I’ve got my purse, my sandwich and water bottle, my phone, my key, my Rav-Kav (bus pass).  I think I’m all set.”  I take a deep breath and head for the door of my tiny Jerusalem apartment.  Bright sun, blue sky— it’s a beautiful November day.  My husband left in the dark early this…

The Only Thing That Counts at Christmas and Always

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5:6b (NIV) Faith expressing itself through love.  Faith — something we think of as so interior and personal and hidden in our hearts — works in a very practical way and wriggles itself into the outside world through love.  To serve one another, to bear…

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