Greetings! Some of you are aware we are trying to make it back to the U.S. for a visit this summer. After serving 3 ½ years in Thailand and not seeing friends and family back home for more than two years, we would love to be able to make this trip! The girls have been… Continue reading Down to the Nitty Gritty
On a scale of 1-10 for embarrassing posts, I'm pretty sure my kids will rate this one a 15+. To be honest, a lot of people probably won't find it too tactful, but after reading "10 Things Every Woman Wants to Say to Their Gynaecologist" yesterday - and knowing today might be the dreaded day… Continue reading There’s a Flap for That
Greetings from Bangkok, Thailand, and from the newly-certified graduate of the Teaching English as a Foreign Language program! I spent most of February studying and practice teaching in a TEFL course, from which I graduated on February 27. I have been wanting to take the course for so many years, but time and finances and… Continue reading Certifiable!
Bangkok. Wow, it’s different. Chiang Mai was a “small” city of three million people, or at least that’s how I came to view it after living there for nearly three years. Bangkok. Not so much. Everything you read about Bangkok is true. It’s big. It’s busy. It’s really warm. Wait. It’s monstrous. It’s crazy. It’s… Continue reading Braving Bangkok: Reporting for Duty
I’d be lying if I said the last few months have been easy. After Discipleship Training School and two months in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, I hit a bit of a lull, and I’ve been trying to get out of the funk ever since. I hardly realized for the last 12 weeks what has been… Continue reading Miracles Never Cease
We left behind many things during our recent mission trip down the Mekong River. Many of those things include mostly shoes, namely one grey flip-flop, a pair of black flip-flops, and a pair of plaid tennis shoes. I also lost a pair of Thai pants that ripped all the way down the leg after I'd… Continue reading Smooth Sailing Down Mekong; What’s Next?
Hello Friends and Church Families! I am reporting from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where God is present and Jesus is alive! Our journey began four weeks ago, and the time has gone by so quickly. I cannot tell you how many seeds we have seen planted along the Mekong in Southeast Asia. Our adventures have been… Continue reading Down the Mekong – Halfway There!
Students molding clay to express how God has been working through their lives. ALMOST ONE MONTH IN Week 4 of discipleship training school already? It’s hard to believe just a few weeks ago we were praying for students’ visas and safe travels, and now we are preparing for our first outreach! We will travel soon… Continue reading Redemption and Repentance
Show Us LOSS - A weekly writing challenge from The Daily Post at WordPress.com There is a phrase I used to recite when the emotions I had bottled up inside for so long threatened to bubble up to the top and spew out. “No matter how bad I think I’ve had it, someone else has had it… Continue reading How Loss Turns Into Gain: Let’s Take A Stroll Through My Kitchen
I wrote a column long ago about the importance of telling people thank you and I love you and you hold a special place in my heart before you can’t tell them anymore. Those moments of too late creep up on us, though, and there we stand behind the pulpit at a funeral recounting magical… Continue reading Jack, My Hero, Thank God You Were On Call