Friday Favorites

Allen told me this week, “I feel like all I’ve done is drive around!” Because of some minivan issues, he’s been driving me to work everyday, driving home, driving Ruth to preschool, driving home or to the store, driving to pick her up, driving home, driving to pick ME up, driving home, then sometimes driving into Anchorage for class and back out! Phew. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.

If we go anywhere this weekend, I may drive.

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Our Third Mission Trip Together

We’ve shared previously about our first mission trip together (when I broke my leg in Kodiak, Alaska) and our second mission trip together (when we road-tripped to Moose Creek, Alaska with a baby and our Bible study group). Our third mission trip took us much further away!

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Tuesday Talk

Hey friends, happy Tuesday!

We’ve had some vehicle troubles the last week, so Allen and the kids have been driving me to and from work. On the way home yesterday, Clara (2) called Hudson (almost 1) a “butt.”

She knows we don’t say that word in our house, so we told her, “No, Clara. Hudson is not a butt. He is your brother, your friend, and your buddy!”

So she quickly changed her tune and started saying over and over, “He’s my BUDDY, mama!” Oh, I hope he’s always her little buddy…

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Six Years Ago…

… we were standing together at the altar at Fairview Loop Baptist Church, committing our lives to each other before our friends, our family, and the Lord.

What a wild ride it’s been since that snowy Friday night in 2014!

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Children Around the World: An Activity Page

One thing we love about teaching missions to kids is seeing their growing understanding that children all around the world are just like them: they play with toys, live in some type of home, go to school… And one reason we love involving our children in missions with us, is their opportunity to practically and tangibly display the Truth that Jesus loves those children, too.

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Tuesday Talk

When I stop to contemplate the next six months of life for my family, there’s a to-do list a million miles long that comes to mind. And if I don’t intentionally take my thoughts captive, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed.

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Friday Faves

Happy first Friday in 2020!

We missed last week’s Friday Favorites post – we were visiting my family in Oregon from Dec. 19-26. Then, we had our own little family Christmas on the 27th. We included some of our favorite pictures of both our trip and our Christmases below, plus some highlights from this week. Enjoy!

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Imaginings!

This time every year, we write a list of Imaginings: things we would like to see God at work in over the coming year. The idea of Imaginings stems from Ephesians 3:20-21:

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Dec. 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year! We sent out our final newsletter of 2019 last night (nothing like last minute, eh?)

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2019: Year in Review

2019 is coming to a close, so it’s time for our annual year in review post! Granted, this is only the second time we’ve done one of these posts. But hopefully it will continue long into the future!

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