A wife of noble character

(I started this entry last week on Mother’s Day. But the week’s flying, and a few bad days with our internet connection have delayed it being posted. But I think it’s worth it even a week late.) I found Renee just the other day sitting on the floor...

Brave journey

Some months ago the kids begged us for a “special night” together. So we pushed back the couch and laid their sleeping bags on the living room floor. Then we all crammed close to one-another watching a movie and eating snacks. For our kids, any time...

Downsizing

For more than a decade, our lives have been packed and repacked, re-arranged and uprooted, with the help of a humble plastic box known as the “Action Packer.” On a recent home-assignment, I felt some kind of tribute to the container was due. The essay also...

Bless ’em real good

We’re back “home”–rolled into NY a few days later than planned. Most of the family caught the flu toward the end of the trip, and it seemed wise to extend our stay in Virginia to recover and make up for some lost days. They were sunny and warm...
Life on the road

Life on the road

Hard to believe we’ve been doing this for twelve years… the missionary road trip. Back in 1997 we drove Renee’s little red Cavalier over ten thousand miles on our first “deputation” trip—raising up our support before the big move to...

Where I’ve been

I have on several occasions tried (started and stopped more than once) to figure out what sort of things to write here. Here in this blog which looks altogether the same. In this world which looks altogether different to me since a month ago. I think I’ve been...