Merry Christmas!

Earlier this month, our Pastor preached about the Joy of Christmas from Luke 2:1-20. In a world that is fast-paced with non-stop action, pausing to remember the joy surrounding the birth of this precious baby – the Incarnate Son of God – is critical.

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‘Twas the Tuesday Before Christmas…

… and all through the house not a creature was stirring, except for the 11-month old currently in the process of breaking through 4 teeth….

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Friday Favorites

Remember when we were kids and Christmas was such a magical time? The lights, the colors, the surprises… everything felt special and fun. That was the Christmas-y week we had!

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Our Second Mission Trip Together

Before we met, Allen and I both engaged in ministry and mission trips separately. From camp ministry and AWANAs to in-state and out-of-state mission trips, we loved to serve. Our first summer dating, we co-led a mission trip to Kodiak, Alaska (you can read about it here). And about a year and a half after got married, we led another trip to North Pole, Alaska!

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Tuesday Talk: 12-17

One week and one day until Christmas! Our tree is up and decorated, stockings are hung, garlands grace our front porch… and I am intentionally taking time to remember the joy of this season, rather than fixating on all the to-do lists and schedules.

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Friday Favorites

Okay. We have a quick list of a million favorites (give or take) from the week, plus some exciting news at the end! Read on, friends!

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USA Compared to Togo

We found an interesting website the other day that compares countries around the world. For example, how does living in Togo compare to living in Ghana, another West African country? Or India? France?

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Tuesday – Dec. 10

Happy Tuesday! We are just 15 days out from Christmas – yay! Our tree is up, most of the presents are purchased, and we are anxiously awaiting the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

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Friday!

What a fun week in the Batts’ house… mainly because of Ruth’s birthday! We shared our top 5 things from the week down below, starting with the youngest member of our family. Enjoy!

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Gospel-Centered

Allen and I have talked a bit recently about how to keep the Gospel at the center of what we do – not just on the mission field in the future, but HERE and NOW. Do you ever think about that, too?

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