Double trouble

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 in Family | 0 comments

Our kids are best friends and partners in crime. The unique combination of Ellie’s fearless attitude with Paul’s mischievous nature makes for great adventure…and cleanup. Here are a few photos of them in action.

 


  

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Hug.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Living in Thailand | 1 comment

Hug.

I feel like God gave me a hug this week, just to remind me that He loves and cares for me. What a kind Father! So here are some of my hugs:

Our weather on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday stayed in the mid-60s and it was glorious! I love the cozy feel of being in a warm house on a cold day. The sky had that overcast look when it’s going to snow (not that it did!), I had some music playing, candles burning, and comfort food cooking on the stove. We pulled out the slippers and socks, and the kids enjoyed wearing long-sleeves again. Why is this a hug? I grew up in Pennsylvania, where I enjoyed having four seasons. Thailand is the land of perpetual summer, so I was thrilled to have some cool weather, particularly since my brain knows it’s October. 😉

Hug.
Earlier this year we stopped by a yard sale in Chiang Mai. A family was moving back to the states and wanted to get rid of some stuff. The yard sale was well attended, but somehow this little gem was overlooked by everyone! Not only do I love Yankee Candles, one of my favorites is Sparkling Cinnamon. Sure, the candle was half-used, but I didn’t mind paying $1.00 for it! And now I have it as a reminder that God truly cares about the little things.
Hug.

Most evenings we go for a bike ride and usually catch a beautiful sunset. By the time I took this picture, the sun was just about gone, but God has given amazing scenery as a backdrop to our neighborhood!

Hug.
Any parent can tell you kids are a lot of work, but these two really do bring me so much joy! It’s so fun to hear them giggling together. I love watching them play together. I pray they grow up being best friends. I have such great memories with my siblings, and I want these two to experience that.
Hug. 
And then this morning? My brother called me.
Big hug!
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Thai Translation practice

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Ministry Blog | 0 comments

Thai Translation practice

Our Thai teacher has been helping me translate my personal testimony tract into the Thai language. It’s a challenging project, as I search for the right words to express heart emotions and spiritual concepts regarding salvation. It has also been teaching me how difficult it is to type things out in the Thai language. I’m very thankful for digital tools like Google Translate that allow me to dictate words and phrases. Otherwise, I would be here forever with my painfully slow, cross-cultural “hunt and peck” skills. =)

Little by little, line by line…

We praise God for a language tutor that shares our heart for proclaiming the gospel!

   
 

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