We’re really excited to finally be able to meet the little bun in the oven that Janice has been working on for the last nine months! Just like an actual … Continue reading Introducing Elliot Adrian Snader
When God calls you to do something, He generally doesn’t descend in a cloud of smoke and fire and hand you a map etched in stone. Sometimes it would be … Continue reading Fumbling Footsteps of Faith; The Story of our Calling
Note: A large majority of this post was copied directly from MMS Aviation’s “Friend Raising Handbook.” Nowadays it seems most people want to be lawyers, politicians, engineers, or (insert any … Continue reading Preparing People and Planes for Worldwide Missionary Service: The History of MMS Aviation
“How’s it going?” I asked hopefully to anyone in the room. Janice gasped, grimaced, and glared at me. Hilda huffed. Matilda puffed. They just ignored me. Ignoring the husband is standard practice in the maternity ward and probably a smart thing to do.
It’s a little bit like performing an ice skating routine while twirling a manatee over your head. It’s involves a lot of arms and legs, cartwheeling, grunting, yelling, and laughing (the laughter comes mostly from the onlookers).
Even the most beautiful woman will likely lose that hourglass figure as she ages and will begin taking on the shape of a crayon melting in the sunshine. Maybe that’s a problem for you but it’s not for me. Why? Because I’ve fallen in love with who my wife is, not what she looks like.
3.14 billion people have few, if any, identifying Christians in their people group – that’s 41% of the world’s population!
“I hear sizzling too.” I looked down and quickly realized it was just my white toes burning in the Florida sunshine. I smiled. “It’s great to be warm again, isn’t it?”
Now, you may think that bolts aren’t capable of making crude gestures but experience tells me different. At times I’m tempted to return the favor but again, that’s not what missionary mechanics are supposed to do. I think bolts may be the most crude of all auto parts; except for water pumps, obviously.
First time parents carefully lay everything out, measure clearances, analyze rash percentages, and take notes of frequency and consistency. But after a week or so you’ve changed diapers several hundred times. You can smell a change in consistency from several rooms over.
Let’s imagine the Holy Spirit as a glowing ember flickering in your soul somewhere, wherever that happens to be. Your small intestines? I don’t know, it seems like when something … Continue reading The Fire Building Principle
I should learn to try new and strange things. Rubbing my teeth with charcoal met both criteria. I took a generous helping on tooth brush and vigorously applied it to every corner of my mouth. I looked in the mirror. It looked like a had guzzled five quarts of motor oil.
The other day I was walking past the oven. Janice had something sizzling on the stove top. Suddenly a loud bang echoed through the house which caused Janice to scream. I calmly jumped four feet in the air and assumed a defensive karate position.