In Transit 

Life is transitory, right?

If you are like me, you’re on the go a lot. Windshields and window or aisle seats are my fairly constant companions.

But isn’t that true of life? Passing through.

I had a moment of inspiration this morning as I passed a traveler at 4:20am who was on an airport cot. She was doing her best to get some sleep, somewhere in between where she’d started and where she hoped to get.  Continue reading “In Transit “


It’s been a while since I posted, so I wanted to give everyone a quick update. We are approaching several big transitions, and would really appreciate your prayer support.

The family and I are preparing for our relocation to the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. This is something I first started to sense in the fall of 2010, so it has been a long time in the making. Hopefully that means we are prepared. Continue reading “Graduating”

A Different Mexico

A Different Mexico*

By Amy Layman

Three years ago God did a miracle in me. Thankfully, He’s not been lying dormant since then, but this particular miracle has really been on my mind the last couple of weeks. Three years ago God tore down walls I’d built up to keep Mexico out, and He filled me with love for this beautiful country and the amazing people who live there. So, when the opportunity came to go back, we went. Kyle&AmyThis time I was able to go without any walls, prejudices, or snobberies (that last one is probably closest to the truth), and God showed me yet another view of His Mexico.Our first stop was just across the border in Matamoros Continue reading “A Different Mexico”

2013 – The Year of Promise!?!

For some reason it seems that we want to perpetually attach themes to years around this time. I wonder if anyone goes back and compares the year to the theme that was prominent, or if they just forget about it and go on theming the future? And we like a theme that is bright, big, promising and so forth. Nobody wants to hear any half steps toward the positive in prognostications! Let’s make it big and bold guys, okay?


I know that some of the things I have forecast in certain years have been hard to see in the exit interview of the year I pinned them to. Probably is pretty common thing, but that doesn’t make it good. I think it does us good to be honest when comparing predictions to what actually happened, instead of trying to save face or spin things. And we can also benefit from other perspectives and input, even if it is contrary. We could benefit from some honesty in our times, and acceptance of responsibility for things we have gotten wrong or misunderstood. Humility is refreshing. We learn by contrasting expectations with what actually happened, so don’t stop, and don’t fail to examine.

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