Children and Preachers

Laughing little faces — how my heart goes out to each one of these precious children!  I am, at last, beginning to sort them out and getting to know them.  Yo Bot is eleven and spunky. Chi Chi is ten…

Tuesday Encouragement

The birds are singing and the bees buzzing.  I’m afraid one is in our room.  Bee, that is.  It is 6:30 in the morning and I decided to write my blog while it is cool and quiet.  Yesterday I wrote…

EVE  What is happening before the character enters the scene? When Eve made her appearance in Scripture, we see that creation had just happened. God made the world, everything in it, and said, “It is good.” Then, he looked at…

Invasions of Various Kinds

Ack! Invasion! I woke from a sound sleep to hear Paul yelling and slapping.  Ants in the bed — biting ants.  He jumped up and turned on our lights — to reveal a nightmare scene.  Our room was inundated with…

Sunday at Bethany

The smell of woodsmoke wafted through the open windows and the gaps in the bamboo walls, and my bare feet ached a little from the rough cement floor of the church at Bethany.  This church is smaller and poorer than…

An Eventful Saturday

Every day is an adventure! We were up at 4 a.m., as usual — but that is nothing special here.  The kids have devotions at 5 a.m., then eat breakfast, do chores, and are off to school at 6:30.  Bro….

Adventures and Blessings

Things I never dreamed I would say: #1  Would you please hang this trash on the tree? #2  Careful with that Walmart sack.  It’s the only one I have. #3  Oh, no!  I left my sunglasses at the Buddhist temple….

Getting Settled

Another beautiful day in Thailand!  I hate to make my friends back home jealous, but January here is just about perfect.  At night the temperatures drop down enough to make a blanket necessary and sleep pleasant.  During the morning it…

Lizard Lessons

It started with the lizard.  I stepped on it.  It was a traumatic experience — undoubtedly more so for him than for me.  He didn’t recover from it.  I had barely removed the lizard innards from my shoe when I…

First Day in Our New Home

Tuesday morning — and we awoke in our new home.  We slept well, but were so exhausted that we would have slept well flat on the tile, I believe!  Our air beds were comfortable.  We didn’t realize it would get…