My boss found a truck he had wanted in Florida and so he sent us down to get it. My boss is Amish and so he’s not allowed to fly, … Continue Reading Palm Trees & Plagues
I’m going to be honest. Raising support is tough and I’m not enjoying it much. Now don’t get me wrong, there have been moments where God has shone through the … Continue Reading Here, There, & Everywhere
We were having a conversation with another couple who were expecting their first child. They mentioned that they just finished painting their nursery and so now it’s ready to go! … Continue Reading Nursery Design Tips
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. On Wednesday next week the high will be -9 degrees. That’s cold! I’m … Continue Reading Duluth Underwear and Charcoal Toothpaste (And Other Serious Things)
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.
Janice does hate raccoons. In fact, her hatred for raccoons is what got us in a relationship in the first place.
Home Again “I think I’m ready for spring now,” Janice said this morning, “I’m tired of this winter stuff.” Of course, she complains if it’s cooler than 75 degrees, but … Continue Reading Mr. and Mrs. Hippenhammer
Trust comes from commitment. Commitment is proven in the grinding millstone of daily life, not in peaks of emotion. Although once that commitment has been tested and proven to be genuine, it will give the relationship the foundation needed to build emotional skyscrapers.
I interview myself, which is actually harder than it sounds, and answer the questions you may be asking about our MMS Aviation apprenticeship. Sometimes people have a question or two … Continue Reading Frequently Asked Questions
The problem is that your wife wants the organic, limited edition bath bombs handmade from essential oils by Tibetan monks and then blessed by the pope. The pope’s blessing doesn’t come cheaply and so you’re on the hook for some overpriced bubble bath.
I still had one problem, though. I don’t know karate well enough to split trees with my hands so I needed a chainsaw. I assumed I could find a cheap pile of smoking mechanical rubble, nurse it back to health, and only be set back a couple of bucks. I was shocked to see how expensive a good chainsaw is!
One of the coolest airplanes around, arguably, is the Piper PA-14 (a descendant of the Piper Cub) because Nate Saint flew one. But after that is the DC-3. Introduced in … Continue Reading Mission Flights International DC-3T
No one has ever groveled like a parent with a screaming toddler on a plane. “Here’s pretzels. Have a cookie. Here’s a bag of sugar. Hey, I got an idea, … Continue Reading Flying with Toddlers & the Depravity of Mankind
So anyway, at least we don’t have a squat pot. Although if you come over and want an authentic northern China experience, I’ll hand you a shovel and point you to a tree on the far corner of the property.
The brilliance of God taking sinners and turning their lives around is that it makes a very compelling story. The best stories are not ones where the hero makes all the right choices, faces no hardships, and easily fulfills his calling.