Lahore, From Afar
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The waiter brought the plates of food to our table, plonked them down, and walked away.  We were in a French restaurant in a shopping mall in southern England.  In an effort to replicate the French dining experience the restaurant had been decorated with old French film posters and tiled in black... .. read more..

Valentines and Vow Renewals
Sunday, February 12, 2017

When I was a little girl, I would save all of the handmade valentines cards from cute boys in my class and put them in a special box. (I didn’t know back then that their Moms were really the ones who made the cards!) I would turn them sideways and wedge them in the corner, right […] .. read more..

Busy INSTE Weekend
Monday, February 13, 2017

Friday evening was an Inste board meeting.  Among other things, we discussed important business concerning the future leadership of Inste in Hungary and made specific plans for the April 29 Inste Conference.  The best part of any Inste board meeting, though is being with the precious men and wome... .. read more..

Why it's so cool to grow up in Doro, South Sudan
Thursday, February 16, 2017

I thought I would give the boys a fun creative writing assignment today by having them write an essay about why Doro is a fun place to grow up. I thought it would be a good activity to think about all the wonderful things about the past year and a half that we got to live there. Isaac and Evan ju... .. read more..

I can't keep calm, I'm a wrestling mum
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This is about where I'm at right now. It's probably good for everyone that I'm actually taking my crazy self away with other people who are crazy about wrestling. It's just safer that way. I'll overdose on it and, hopefully, get it out of my system for this season. Then proceed next week to start... .. read more..

Délice Pre-build Plans.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

View of Wesleyan land next to the French coffee plantation ruins. The land extends to the left and right "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." Grederick Buechner In many ways this encapsulates our call to missions, to Haiti, and now o... .. read more..

Valentine's Day 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017

We did a Valentine's Day countdown all month so by the time the holiday rolled around the boys were jumping with excitement.  The biggest disappointment came when Cruz realized that in spite of it being a holiday I still had plans to have school.  He was so upset that he had to do school on a hol... .. read more..

Old Testament Gap
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Last month in Accra, I attended a consultation on accelerating Old Testament translation. It was attended by people with wide-ranging interests: Bible agencies, organizations training people in biblical and modern Hebrew in Isreal, and church leaders. One of the topics was the Old Testament gap; ... .. read more..


Monday, February 13, 2017

Worship…Filed under: General, Worship .. read more..

Israel Recap
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Here's a recap from my trip to Israel. It was a trip that changed me! Thinking about going yourself? Don't delay!  .. read more..

Weekend in Pictures (2)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This past weekend was another great time, with several kids making decisions for Jesus in the soccer league. Our group here is growing, with a record attendance at church this past Sunday. It’s been fun (Visited 9 time, 9 visit today) .. read more..

Rescuing Finley
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Amy Wallace has made plenty of mistakes in her young life, but she didn’t see this one coming. Chris Seger is a marine serving in Afghanistan. His life is forever altered by a single, fateful step. A mother of another Afghan war vet suffers a devastating loss, which changes the course of Finley’s... .. read more..

Five Minute Friday ~ Weak
Friday, February 17, 2017

They've had stuffy noses for a week. Sore throats. Hoarse voices. A bit of achiness and one complains that her ear hurts. One of those viral rashes that feels like sandpaper rash all over their bodies. I've even heard a bit of coughing in the week hours of the morning. They aren't, like, super si... .. read more..

THE BABY is HERE!
Sunday, February 19, 2017

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Taking a moment . . .
Monday, February 13, 2017

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Citiz cars
Friday, February 17, 2017

During the week someone asked about the cost of using the Citiz cars and I started nosing around on their website. You can download an excel file of all the times you used a car during a particular period and once I worked out what to press and where it was easy to work out what we spent on Citiz... .. read more..

OOPS!!!
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Le Gorafi is a French spoof news agency. The name gives it away, loosely modelled on a kind of verlan version of Le Figaro. But that didn't stop some Algerian newspapers taking this story seriously and publishing it on their front pages. It says, "Marine Le Pen will build a wall around France and... .. read more..

Remembering George Cowan
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dr. George Cowan, pioneering Canadian missionary to Mexico and former president of Wycliffe Bible Translators International (now called Wycliffe Global Alliance), passed away this past Saturday at the age of 100. Dr. Cowan was born in Kelwood, Manitoba in 1916. In 1942, he went to serve in Mexico... .. read more..

Making friends like it's your job
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Being a mother has made me more isolated, but it's not what you'd think. Just as difficult situations can make or break a friendship, it's similar with parenting, especially in another culture. In my case I think I became somewhat intimidated by Russian mothers, and stopped reaching out. I mentio... .. read more..


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

“The answer to Doubt is Worship.” – Doug HazenFiled under: General, Worship Tagged: Doubt, worship .. read more..

Dear Dr. Oluga: I stand against your arrest, but I stand by the patients
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

On Monday, the seven leaders of the Kenya Medical Practitioners Union who are leading the strike into its 11th week were arrested and taken to jail.  Today the Kenya Medical Association, in conjunction with many other professional associations for Paediatrics, Surgery, etc., announced that as of ... .. read more..

13+ km hike up and around Mt. Longonot
Monday, February 13, 2017

Our family at the top!  Early Saturday morning we set out of the city in a van with a group of teammates to hike Mt. Longonot which is a crater about an hour and a half out of Nairobi. We all packed snacks, a picnic lunch and lots of water for a day of adventure in the sun Group pic at the top Is... .. read more..

George Cowan
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

One of Wycliffe’s pioneers and leaders, George Cowan, passed into glory a few days ago at the age of 100. Here’s  short video in which he talked about why we should translate even for small language groups. .. read more..

What Christian marriage really looks like
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

When Andrei and I were engaged or maybe newly married, I remember talking with a friend about how hard it was to find time to spend together as a couple. She had been married a while already and had a few kids, and kind of laughed a little in response. "I remember those days!" she said. And I won... .. read more..

Adrenaline-filled day
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Moments before the end as our son (on top) tipped his opponent over onto his back and pinned him chest-to-chest. Well yesterday proved to be even more adrenaline filled than I'd anticipated.  I'd started the day reasonably calm (for me on a wrestling day), but my digestive system was telling me o... .. read more..

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