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Catching Up

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:36
Wow! Has it really been six weeks since our last update? One word describes how that makes me feel... 'slacker'. Though really, we've not been slacking, but have been busy busy busy! I...

Bad English nostalgia

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:13
I was going through some old photos on my Japanese mobile and found a couple of gems. Check these products, found in a ¥100 shop:Wouldn't "multipurpose gloves for either hand" be better? Sorry,...

Photos From Our Week

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:48
Here's a little of our life over the past seven days- As I mentioned in a previous post we generally eat out one night a week. In the past that night was most always Friday. Typically we pick one...

For the Days When the World & I are Overwhelmed

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:04
There are days...weeks, really, that are just too much. As I check the news each morning, I feel the press, the weight, the burden pressing down on my mind and heart. Gaza. Israel. ISIS. Iraq. Syria....

"Banish the onion!"

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:00

Taking Time to Listen

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 03:27
I met her at the appointed spot on the road. She came on a boda-boda {motorcycle taxi}. Rain sprinkled our heads as we hurried back to my home. Rebecca the Seamstress, come to help the mzungu sew...

Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God— Part Sixty Three

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 02:31
Perhaps you thought I had forgotten about finishing the review of Tom’s Magnum Opus. You would be wrong. I just needed a break from wrestling with Leviathan. Perhaps you did as well. But this time we intend to haul in the rest of Moby Dick. You may remember that we left things, at the end [Read More...]

Mixed emotions

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:17
After yesterday's busy high, I've got mixed emotions today, it probably goes well with the weather that has alternated between sunny and gloomy. We apparently have a bundle of rain coming (which...

First Day of School TBT

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 04:26
It's throwback thursday!  

‘Death before the Fall’– by Ron Osborn, Part Two

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:00
On p. 120 Ron Osborn attempts a metaphor to explain post-foundational approaches— he says this “If we think of Christian beliefs and practices as the planks that make up a vessel (the church), we can imagine these planks being replaced one by one during a long voyage so that by the end of the journey [Read More...]


Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:54
Somewhere in the distance A faint cry is heard My heart grasps frantically Trying to catch the elusive A familiar wailing echo Uttered from within And from without With each beat a recognition There...

July Update

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:30
It is hard to believe that 2014 is already halfway finished. Please continue to pray for us and for the Lord's blessings as we enter into the second half of the year. Let me briefly tell you about a...

Busy Season

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:03
So this has been a pretty busy season in our life, somewhere right behind the first couple months with preemie twins.  We celebrated several milestones this month, like 10 years of marriage...

Update on Vehicle Fund for Ecuador

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:23
Hey everybody, We have just received word from a donor in Texas who is willing to match any donations that come in up to the amount of $2,000. So, if you were thinking about giving a donation to help...

Photo book

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:35
Mixbook is a wonderful tool to put some of your pictures together in an album. I've put this one together for my table as I travel in churches this fall. But I realize that I won't be in many of your...

Cruz Enjoying P.E. Class

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:34
Wednesday is P.E. day at Cruz's school in Guatemala. It is by far his favorite day of the week. Here are some photos that David took today with his phone when he went to pick him up.  The kids...

A great day

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:28
Today was a full day. At 9am we took off for an all morning OMF prayer meeting, with two of the boys in tow. It was a public holiday for the Brisbane Exhibition (and I don't know what the equivalent...

An outstanding example for Bible translators

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:00
On this day (August 13) in 1818, Cornelius Van Dyck was born in Kinderhook, NY. As a young man, he dreamt of being a medical missionary; a dream he realized after his studies at Jefferson Medical...

Culture Shock: It's What's for Breakfast {with recipe and links}

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:10
When you go to the grocery store in Uganda and all these options unfold before you.... you think you've landed in the Promised Land... until you read the price tag.  $6 for the tiniest box....
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