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
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…
Learning to capture joyful moments, or capture the fluffy moments, in overseas life can be challenging. Stopping, smiling and enjoying the simple joys can quickly get lost in the stress,…
Coming to the end of me has been a long, beautiful, terrible, difficult journey. Overseas life continues to bring me to this place of surrender, laying down the me I…
You know how much I love a good list. I can make lists for anything. Right now, there are two notebooks and two sticky note pads with lists on them…
There are so many meaningful, valuable and beautiful lessons to be learned from living in French West Africa. Every day provides a lesson of some kind, a new way of…
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.
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!