Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, though somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends. -Unknown
Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. -William Shakespeare
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. -Rumi
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth. -Robert Southey
It takes a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye. -Unknown
Though miles may lie between us, we are never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count by miles, it’s measured by the heart. -Unknown
You know it’s love when you have been saying goodbye for how many times, but still you’re not ready to leave. -Unknown
You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. Charlotte A. Cavatica
Brethren, pray for us.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie-the-Pooh
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. -Flavia Weedn
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good. -Helen Keller
True friends don’t say good-bye, they just take extended leaves of absences from each other.
Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-bye is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future. John Steinbeck
You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you'll never be this way again. Azar Nafisi
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. Henry David Thoreau
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss
People fear leaving their safe harbor of the known and venturing off into the unknown. Human beings crave certainty - even when it limits them. Robin S. Sharma
You never really leave a place or a person you love: Part of them you take with you, leaving a part of yourself behind. -unknown
A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again after moments or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends. Richard Bach
This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill
Less than a month....
Life is hectic. Stuff is happening.
In which to prioritize the most important things
Adventures find us wherever we go
Grab a bucket
Home again, home again....
Well, we're done!
Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink!
Trip to Cuzco
Our first Peru church service
Of heifers and los pollos del cielo
Things go more slowly here
And we're hungry!
Uno! Dos! Tres! Va!
I don't know about tomorrow, but I know who holds my hand.
In which we look for water and hope not to find it
How do you keep a P trap from leaking?
Another half done! Only one or two more halves to go!
Bee quiet! Don't tell.
Good news—We think...
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord GOD is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT
There’s a common theme if you just look for it.
Vices happen automatically—virtues do not!
Expectation meets Reality
Today the Lamar Hursh family flies to Peru. Please pray for them during their travels and as they find their way and settle in over the next while. They will be alone in many ways until we get there, but they will be busy making friends in the meantime. Venimos pronto, hermanos!
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
Go you into all the world...
Isn't it incredible how a stomach bug can completely change your life?
At least that's what they say about learning Spanish
While dodging Whooping Malaria Type-H
🎟 Tickets purchased! 🎟
* Not quite a silver bullet
It has nothing to do with bunnies or chocolate.
When easy things are difficult
Consider Him who endured so much pain for you.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. -John Lubbock
An hour of fun, the product of weeks of work
More restful than counting sheep
On the hamster wheel...
Don't we all dream of being perfect?
I'm gonna grow up to be a daddy!
The rain is coming!
Ultrasounds are ultra-cool.
Sell the house? Or rent it?
"Follow the yellow-brick road"
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question.
When all around is sinking sand, on Christ the Solid Rock I stand.
Things are moving forward.
“I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again—my Savior and my God!”
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard! -Winnie the Pooh
The tickets are purchased.
In which the update ends
There is no way to politely sit in a stranger's lap.
And so we landed in Guatemala City.
Sometimes there is a war going on inside.
Part of the trouble with me is that I am gifted with the skill of being directionally challenged.
I will not be posting for a while.
Sword fights at home and school and everywhere!
Thank you for flying Delta.
In focus this week is buying tickets for flying to Guatemala for the Latin American Pastors' Meetings. The meetings are designed for pastors and missionaries serving in Latin America to come together for instruction and encouragement. Several different Central American countries take turns hosting the event. This year they are hosted in Guatemala, which is … Continue reading Headed to Guatemala
You know the verse about being washed whiter than snow?
We covered a few week's worth of material in the book this week, and it seems like it's sticking, so I'm going to count that as a successful first week. It was about the worst week we could have tried the more intense Spanish learning in because we ended up having something going every evening. … Continue reading Spanish: Report on “The Experiment,” in which we kinda survive
And she might be inviting you all!
We practically have the language learned!
How is it that the devil most often has gotten you to stumble?
In which we try to learn a language overnight!
Doesn’t 6° sound terribly cold? Even if you know it’s Celsius? Shiver!
Mercy is the attribute of God that sympathizes with us and forgives us.
You have to value something before you are willing to work for it.
"Never, ever, ever!" she wailed two evenings ago. Completely inconsolable.
Learning Spanish is turning me into a Neanderthal at suppertime.
Life is a seemingly chaotic storm of change.
God is here: How beautiful it is!
Can you love your enemy and shoot him down at the same time?
If you're wondering whether or not you have confirmation bias, the answer is yes.
The buffalo is an animal, and not a cow. You can rest your mind on the topic.
Important things should be remembered. Really important things should be celebrated.