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.
I think I just heard an evil laugh in the background.
Bobby bounces ball with his playful puppy.
Every child is a fool, and the most dangerous thing they will encounter in life is their own foolishness. -Paul David Tripp
Forgive and move out.
You are not free to whine all morning just because you can't breathe between coughing attacks. We have our values, after all.
Now my brain has a switch to flip, and like a three-year-old it says, "Yay! A new switch! I'm going to switch it off and on very quickly, just for fun."
The internet has not made home remedies taste any better than they ever did.
I’ll let you in on a secret. One of the reasons I teach school is because children make me laugh.
They even pay you here.
Some of you wonder how frequently I'll be posting.
Those who have the power of the Resurrection within them have access to a limitless power.
Our family is looking forward to the adventure, the journey God is calling us to. Please pray for us.
There's something quite humbling about struggling to pronounce "pig."
This week was our first week of Spanish lessons.
P.S. I talk about other stuff, too.