Skip to main content


Showing posts from May, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Imagine

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

OK, are you ready? Please give me your best five minutes on:::
Imagine…There is something about abandoned buildings that intrigue me.  I can't help but imagine what went on within those buildings.

Imagine living on a farm in Iowa.
How many children did this family have?
Was the farmer good to his wife?
What did they grow on their farm?
Did the wife milk the cows?

What conversations took place while sitting in this room?
How many early mornings did the farmer sit here reading his Bible?  Or did he ever read the Bible?
How many times did the farmer and his wife sit and snuggle while the kids were in bed?

How many times di…

Five Minute Friday: View

I left Africa on April 18 and have been living out of a suitcase ever since.  We've gone from Virginia to Ohio to Pennsylvania to Virginia to South Carolina to North Carolina, back to South Carolina, and back to Ohio. This weekend we speak at a church in western Pennsylvania, in, get this, a town named Venus.  Sunday night we will be back at our home assignment home...back to the place we call home when not in Africa.

We are speaking in churches every Sunday but two during the three months we are home.  Many people have asked us if we will get any rest.  Thankfully we will.  Just living at Missionary Retreat Fellowship is restful.  Best of all is the view.  Every where we look are trees, green grass, and flowers.  In the past we have seen deer, bear, foxes, and wild turkeys.  

With a view like this, we soon feel refreshed.  There is something about seeing God's creation, feeling the peace, and hearing.....nothing that is so healing.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no o…

The Year in Pictures: April 29 - May 5

The past weekend and this week have been pretty crazy.  These are my pictures from last week....and once again this week is almost over before I get around to posting pictures.

April 29...Suz, Theo, and I were all out of the house quite a bit on Monday.  When I came home I saw this mess.  Moose had jumped on the spice shelf and knocked it off.  Fortunately we had packed most of the stuff from the shelf.
April 30 ... Spring is such a beautiful time of year!  It got up to about 80 and the flowering trees were just loaded with blossoms.  This is our little "toy car" we are leasing for the summer.

May 1 ... I might have the days switched here....but either Tuesday or Wednesday Suz and I met a student at a restaurant in downtown Cedarville.  This is the outside eating area of the restaurant.  Isn't it beautiful?
May 2 ... Late Wednesday night we moved almost all of what was left over to Suz and Theo's new place.  Theo got this fridge from Craig's list for $30.00.  It was …

Spring and Feeling Just a Bit Sad

Ever since I arrived in the US, it's been pretty cold.  But suddenly it got warm and the last two days have been absolutely perfect.  It's been in the 70's and I think today it even hit 80.  The grass is so green, the pink and purple budding trees are loaded with blossoms, lilac scent fills the air, people are mowing their grass, and girls are out sun-bathing.  I think days like this must release all sorts of feel good endorphins!

So why do I feel a bit sad?  As I was walking around Cedarville today it struck me that from now on there won't be much reason for us to come to Cedarville.  I lived here when I was three and then again when I was 6 and 7. 
 I was a student at Cedarville College, before it was Cedarville University.  My first two years I lived with my Great Aunt Jeanette who lived right across the street from the college.  
Before I came to Cedarville and after graduating, a visit to Aunt Jeanette was a routine summer event.  We spent many a summer evening sitti…