I decided to make pancakes for the kids for breakfast recently. I grabbed my homemade baking mix from its shelf (Bisquick is available here but extremely expensive), to which I just needed to add milk and eggs. Easy-peasy. But wait, the mixture had a couple of bugs in it!I debated whipping up another batch, but […]
It’s a beautifully cool summer morning and I’m sipping hot coffee on the back porch. The squirrels are scampering through the trees and a family of ducks is quacking its way up the nearby stream. Inside, my nieces and nephews are playing with my sons, supervised by their great-grandmother, and my mother-in-law’s strawberry rhubarb pie […]
Missionary newsletters often highlight just that… the highlights. We want to let people at home know how the Lord is working in great ways on the mission field – and rightly so!
However, as a missionary wife, the majority of my time is not spent in thrilling ministry. I am not a pilot or a […]
We had some plumbing work done at our house recently. As the foreman’s sledgehammer broke through the concrete outside to reveal the cause of our plumbing problems, we laughed and shook our heads in amazement. The pipes were not glued together – at all. Whole […]
I should be used to going outside my comfort zone, I thought, as I grabbed my purse and my keys. I’ve raised support––speaking in front of crowds and befriending strangers. I’ve learned a language––blundering my way through many a stilted conversation. I’ve moved to an impoverished country––making it through culture shock. But as I left […]
It’s been seven months since I stepped off of the old DC-3 airplane onto the hot tarmac in Port-au-Prince. In that time, I have learned how to drive around goats, pedestrians, and erratic vehicles. I can now understand French spoken with a Haitian accent and am learning how to speak Creole. My days are filled […]