Welcome to Our Goodwin Journey
A place of resources, tips and encouragement.
We’re sharing stories of real experiences, faith moments and difficult paths.
Wherever in the world your story takes you, we’re praying that our story can resource, encourage and help you along the way.
You’ll find that and more here at Our Goodwin Journey.
“My husband found your blog and it proved to be quite helpful! Thank you for documenting and passing on your wisdom as you’ve traveled through your journey.” – new overseas worker
“Thank you for what you share. You have such a gift of describing the thoughts, feelings, difficulties, and joys of following Him despite the uncertainties of life.” – blog reader
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We believe that God writes every single page of the journey with love, purpose and great design.
Each page of Our Goodwin Journey contains lessons of faith, growth, hope and joy through the challenges, difficulties and struggles of life.
Latest Blog Posts
“What on earth has happened to 2020?” I thought as I hung laundry on our balcony. At the end of December, after a particularly intense year full of travel, sickness,…
I wrote about stepping outside your comfort zone a few years ago and it was originally published on Grit & Virtue for International Women’s Day. This year, I thought I’d…
Savor the moment Enjoy the journey Stop and smell the roses Capture the fluffy moments These are simple phrases that are not always so simple to live out in our…
There are moments in our lives for building resilience in ways we never expected or knew we needed. Moments that remind us to trust, hope and move forward in faith.…
Betrayal is a very strong word. In fact, just looking at that word in print, thinking about it, remembering how it feels, maybe even sensing guilt over being the betrayer…
When I think of the word sacrifice, I picture many different things. I see Abraham with his knife raised obediently over his son. I can picture a long line of…
The topic of intimacy in married life is not the easiest thing to talk about let alone write up a whole post and throw it on the world wide web…
I heard an overseas friend recently say, “Waiting is just part of it all.” But what do you do on the days when you are still waiting? I found myself…
Your words are meaningful. They speak to me often and today was exactly what I needed to hear to know that I’m not alone. Thank you.
I come to your blog frequently and always find deep encouragement. I can relate to so many of your feelings. Thank you for always taking me back and helping me have perspective. I’m grateful for you!
You’re incredibly gifted at unveiling the reality of life overseas… Your honesty, transparency, and ability to help others understand the challenges of life are a gift. Please keep writing!
Your blog voiced everything I was feeling and I didn’t feel crazy anymore. The Lord has used you in my life. Thank you for paving a difficult road… mine is less difficult because of what you’ve written and shared.