Here's the Video Version Here's the Written Version The Big Idea Let's reach the isolated and unreached with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. Janice and I both have felt a call to the mission field since we were grade school students reading books about missionaries who followed God’s direction into impossible situations and … Continue reading We’re Delivering Jesus to the Isolated & Unreached – Join Us!
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, although there does seem to be a loophole for potential life threatening situations such as a ride on an emergency medical helicopter. Of course, riding … 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 dust and frustration and has revealed himself in ways that wouldn't have been possible without this process. I'm also entirely convinced that we need to … Continue reading Here, There, & Everywhere
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 learning to split firewood like a pro (although members of our Instagram Fam would notice that I put up a story where all I did … 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 in this instance I agree with her. Once Christmas is over all you have to look forward to is a couple of bleak, miserable months … Continue reading Mr. and Mrs. Hippenhammer
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!
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, let’s sing “Baby Shark.’ In fact, here’s Daddy’s iPhone; all yours! Whatever your heart desires, up to half the kingdom, is yours. Just stop screaming!” … 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.