January 19, 2019

Sabbatical: from the Hebrew word Shabbat or Sabbath. It refers to a rest or break from work.

It traditionally last a year and should be observed every seven years. Because of the extreme weight and emotional toll which accompanies missions, many mission organizations r...

January 5, 2019

Waiting for our table outside under an umbrella in the rain - and enjoying a hot cup of coffee.

Leaning over with a smile he asked me, “Are you Jesus people?”

My wife and I were seated in a bustling, crowded restaurant enjoying a late breakfast. We had dutifully read the...

December 22, 2018

Every year we live through patterns that have the potential to fill our lives with meaning. But since our connection with the natural world is tempered by technology, our relationship to tradition is tenuous, and we are all-the-time busy—we are prone to miss out on the...

November 3, 2018

The last 6 months our family has experienced a constant wave of emotions. Cleaning out 16 years of life in Mexico, we packed anything that would fit into our van, sold items that could not make the trip, and threw out tons of miscellaneous junk that somehow crept into...

October 6, 2018

 Hugo arrived in the back of a police truck in 2008 and immediately won our hearts.

"Somebody stole my socks" Hugo whined to me. And flashing his (in)famous smile added, "But I found another pair that is better than mine!" There have been few boys who forged a permanent...

September 15, 2018

I've been reflecting on our family's sixteen years of service as missionaries in Mexico. The emotional rollercoasters, the physical strain and the stretched cultural barriers have been a little overwhelming to say the least. Overwhelming and at the same time...life-cha...

Please reload

Featured Posts

Cute Smiles

March 10, 2019

1/5
Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Archive