I half-apologize for the silence on my blog lately. Not really, though, because things haven’t been all that silent in our home…
Two weeks ago our little girl surprised us with her arrival!
Jael was born on January 12 at 12:47pm, after a very short and uncomplicated labor. I want to […]
Earlier today I was spoon-feeding my 8-month-old son one of his favorite snacks: applesauce. Since he is used to feeding himself finger-foods, he didn’t quite understand the concept of Mama refilling his spoon. Every time I tried to take it away to dip it back in the jar, he threw a little fit.
We have all likely seen (or been) that parent who, in an attempt to get their fussy, distracted baby to eat something, tried sneakily coaxing their little one, ”Open up wide, the airplane’s coming in for a landing!”
Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Babies kinda have a mind of their own.
I learned an amusing new German phrase the other day. The ‘Deutsch’ love their complicated compound words, and this new expression I heard basically means, ‘everything.’
When a product promises a lot or when you refer to someone as a ‘jack of all trades’, you call it an ‘eierlegende-wollmilchsau.’
Leading…protecting…disciplining…carrying…providing. The job of a German Shepherd.
No, not a 4-legged furry animal, but a real German man whose job is shepherding. I was privileged to meet one this week.
I was at our ministry base (located at the edge of a village nestled in the hills) and about to head home for the afternoon […]
Dear Friend in the Philippines,
To brothers, sisters, parents; to teachers, to police officers, to rescue workers.
To Lorraine, a friend I’ve never met personally but written letters to since I was young; and to Audrey, our precious 9-year old sponsor child.
I cannot imagine how your life has been turned upside down […]
1:30am, downtown Toronto City, Canada. August 2013.
We had come in two vehicles, excited to celebrate our friend’s upcoming wedding and have fun at a Bachelorette party. And fun it was! A dinner cruise on the harbor, dancing, Starbucks espresso shots, night view from the CN Tower. Good times!
Then it came time to part […]
Now tell me…if this isn’t a miracle, then what is?
I almost couldn’t believe my eyes once I got started harvesting things from our garden last week. How incredibly, richly blessed we are! Food is something I so easily take for granted. It’s a normal part(y!) of everyday life, […]
An online Google search of the term “prosperity gospel” brings up mega-church pastors’ names such as Joel Osteen, teachings such as “believe and receive,” and issues like money and self-improvement.
Depending on what you’ve heard about this topic, or what your experiences are, this will exert either an “Amen!” from you at this point, or […]
A Challenge from Ann Voskamp to “Count 1,000 Gifts” throughout the year. I started in April, and here are a few on my list so far:
For April 9: “A Gift Held”
Surprise roses…from my father-in-law! So thoughtful of him 🙂
For April 10: “3 Gifts Opened Up”
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