Categories
Family Flyby

Nocturnal Zombie Drivers

The Bible states that we should be “of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7, KJV) I don’t disagree but I think maybe Paul didn’t quite understand what traveling with a sick baby in a minivan was like. Is there a little leeway with the “sound mind” standard? Like, I’m mostly coherent but there is a […]

Categories
In My Opinion

Words Take Too Long

Technology has shortened our attention span. In fact, at this point, we’re even too busy to utter words more than two syllables long. Like, serious, no one’s got time for that. When you talk to someone, you’re competing with their cell phone. Let’s say you meet an old friend in a coffee shop. You’re like […]

Categories
In My Opinion

The Soldier Analogy

You find yourself huddled in a hand dug trench filled with pools of stagnant water, mud, and slimy bugs that are probably poisonous. It is possible that the bugs are harmless but they have two hundred extra legs and you don’t want to take any chances so every time one tries to climb up your […]

Categories
In My Opinion

Indonesian Tribe Receives New Testament for the First Time

A great example of aircraft helping to transport missionaries into hard to reach places, which results in great moments like this!

Categories
In My Opinion

Yoder’s Bent & Dent Emporium VS the Mission Field

One of the quickest ways to increase our grocery bill is for me to tag along with my wife to the local Amish bent and dent store. I love finding odd things at cheap prices. Of course, there’s always the off chance that the odd thing will turn out to be stale, full of maggots, […]

Categories
Family Flyby

Romance and Raccoons; How Janice and I Met

Our  story started with Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis, but that’s the long version. I’ll shorten it a bit. So how did I get so lucky? I ask myself that question sometimes. We both went on WATER. WATER is an acronym for World Awareness Training in Evangelistic Responsibilities. It’s a six week […]

Categories
In My Opinion

School of Hard Knocks

I had devotions at church today and thought I’d share my notes on our blog as well. I don’t claim to have this mastered (I complain to God more than I should) but God has been teaching me these principles. 1. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord […]

Categories
Family Flyby

Family Photo Fun

We needed better pictures for our prayer cards and newsletters so we scheduled a halfway professional photographer to take them for us. You know, a photographer that is good enough to take nice pictures but not so good that you can’t afford them. We were lucky enough to know one of these photographers and at […]