New Life from the Ashes
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A woman bagging charcoal for market. It's easy money. When you have a family to feed, what are a few trees anyway?  Charcoal burning is common practice across Kenya. From cities slums to rural villages, people use charcoal as a ready fuel for jiko stoves and small fires to boil water and cook the... .. read more..

Oh! What a Tangled Web We Weave
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I passed through the dining room and flipped on a light near Bethie’s desk and the water station. I just happened to glance at a blue, plastic drinking cup sitting on top of the large water bottle, and something caught … Continue reading → .. read more..

Meet the Crew
Friday, April 21, 2017

Have you ever wondered how the Sowers are able to do everything they do? Besides the fact I’m pretty sure they’re superheroes, they also have a great work crew to assist them. Today, we get to “meet” some of the key players. These six men are instrumental in Sowers4Pastors’ ministry. They go on a... .. read more..

BWV 42 :
Saturday, April 22, 2017

This is lovely for just after Easter in the context of attacks by violent thugs and of a presidential election. .. read more..

Two Big Weeks at FLORECE, Part One
Thursday, April 20, 2017

It feels like a race to the finish line.  Prior to our family departing  to the United States for a one-year furlough,  we sought to squeeze in some important events on the FLORECE calendar.  I am so grateful for God's goodness in allowing each detail to come together!  Friday, March 31 and Satur... .. read more..

Spring Newsletter
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hi everyone, Spring has come, which means it’s time for another one of my almost-quarterly JapanLog Newsletters. Please follow the link below to read and/or download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_HFtReSrjVRREZ0MExiZ2tNcjg Thanks, – Robin .. read more..

Deny, take up, and follow: What a Christian CAN’T do half way
Monday, April 24, 2017

“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”  (Mark 8:34) There are some verses in the bible that really slap me in the face and my heart burns with conviction; this is one of them. Here, there is no question as to what Jesus is […] .. read more..

Shazam!
Friday, April 21, 2017

A funny thing happened on the way to Facebook today…MTS called. A lot of things have changed. Two days after a friend asked me how my studies were going and explaining to him just why I didn’t see any possibility … Continue reading → .. read more..

Thrift Shop bargains
Sunday, April 23, 2017

I've been away, buried amidst mounds of second-hand clothes and other things in the school's gym for the last four days. It was wonderful to take the scenic route home from church on my bike this morning with blue skies above and to see colourful flowers bursting forth all over the place. Truly a... .. read more..

April Library Day
Friday, April 21, 2017

The “Library Man,” “Library LadyBeth,” and “Library Boy” are hosting the monthly library day. One family is away on home assignment and another couldn’t make it, so we have a smaller group today. As you can see, it’s as much … Continue reading → .. read more..

What an exciting day!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Well, after an early night and somewhat light sleep I rose at about 4:15 to shower, eat my porage and hie me away to catch the 5:17 Number 4 bus to Bordeaux. My doubts about it coming were unjustified. It hove grandly into view and I was surprised by the number of people aboard. I was also surpri... .. read more..

Ben's 5th Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This past weekend we celebrated Ben turning five years old.  His birthday fell on Easter Sunday this  year.  I was not real excited about that because 1)  I love celebrating his birthday and 2) I love celebrating Easter.  I did not really want to combine the two into one celebration so instead I ... .. read more..

Walla Walla
Saturday, April 22, 2017

This week my parents and I headed to Walla Walla to visit friends and connect with a church that supports me. It was fun to see friends and pick up where we left off and catch up. We enjoyed seeing... .. read more..

Track meet #2
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Taking the first leg of the 4x100m. He's decided to drop this event for the next meet this Saturday and give the 1,500m race a go. He's quite a good all-round athlete, so I'm betting he's not going to do badly at that distance. On Saturday we went to the second track meet of the season (for the m... .. read more..

Sumo Surprise! (Photo of the Week)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Last summer, I went with a student and another guy to see some sumo wrestlers training together outside a local temple where they were staying. These were lower-ranking guys, but still pretty powerful, and interesting to watch up close. What’s … Read more › .. read more..

The Colloque Biblique Francophone
Saturday, April 22, 2017

There were four main threads to the Colloque: 1) Alain Joly, from the Evangelical Lutherans, gave us an outline of Luther's life and thought. 2) Paul Wells, ex-Dean of John Calvin Seminary in Aix-en-Provence, gave a comparison of the thought of Luther and of Calvin with regard to Free Will 3) Edo... .. read more..

Next Week: The World’s Top Migraine Experts in Your Living Room
Thursday, April 20, 2017

You may remember the Migraine World Summit which took place last year online. Bringing together experts and advocates from around the world for a week, it was a tremendous success. This year, it’s being repeated – and you can take part, from your home, for free. Last year I was honoured to be one... .. read more..

Happy Earth Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Shortly after 5 a.m. on a Saturday but our house is awake and preparing to head East. Not much to report this week. Weather remained unseasonably cool and cloudy with on and off sprinkles all week seriously dampening and limiting garden work. So Cory postponed additional visits to the various pas... .. read more..

FABULOUS Teaching Position 2017-2018 in the Caribbean ~ Haiti
Monday, April 24, 2017

The   spunky and unique children pictured above are: Isaac, age 15.5 - Hope, age 15 - Noah, 13 - Phoebe, age 10.5 - and Lydia, age 9.5.  These five kids are in 4 different grades. They are in need of an experienced and fun ( MUST BE FUN!) teacher (honestly we prefer TWO teachers  - either a coupl... .. read more..

A day like today five years ago, P 2
Friday, April 21, 2017

On April 17th, 2012 everything seemed find as a typical day in my life was passing. On April 18th, 2012 everything changed within a few seconds on our way to Asuncion We had been traveling for a little less than hour on what would have been a six hour trip to Asuncion, our capital city, when at 5... .. read more..

The View From There: Southern Senegal and Guinea
Friday, April 21, 2017

Just a few more good picture Joel got for me to share with you .. read more..

School Is Around the Corner
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Elementary and high school are something that I took for granted as an American. I started school in kindergarten and finished twelfth grade without ever once worrying about being able to attend school. Certainly there are some Americans that do... .. read more..

Homeschool Week 32: Nails, Snails, and Laying Rails
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Here is a look at homeschool week 32- In Bible we continued our study of the Easter story.  This week we focused on the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.  Our new song for the week was "With Christ in the Vessel".    an Easter craft Cruz made we sang this song every day In Language Cruz focused o... .. read more..

Week of Bible Institute Experience
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Last week, three teenagers from the Palmas church, and five kids total, participated in Word of Life Bible Institute Mexico’s “Week of Bible Institute” time, which is specifically designed to encourage young people to consider (Visited 9 time, 9 visit today) .. read more..

Our Easter Celebration
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When you think about it, Easter should be the most important celebration on the Christian calendar.  We remember Jesus' death and resurrection.  And it was both of those events that changed everything.  Unfortunately, for most of us, Easter is less of a celebration than Christmas, which is also i... .. read more..

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