It’s beginning to look a lot like…

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

It’s a FIRST!

This is the first morning of 2017 where I’m sitting, writing today’s post in front of a lit Christmas tree… and it feels wonderful!

I know that many people have been enjoying their tree for weeks already but artificial trees here – while they exist – costs an arm and a leg… (maybe TWO!)  and aren’t as nice as back home generally. What’s more… having a real tree makes us feel just a bit closer to home, though we’re about 5,000 km away.

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God is at Work!

God is at Work!

Good morning from a small town in western France! This blog, over the past 4 years, has not only been a place for me to let you know what is happening in our family’s missions adventure but a place for me to distill my thoughts in some regard.

In an attempt to bring you something consistently every Saturday morning, it has forced me to sift through the activities of the week and look for those things that are essential. It’s easy to get caught up in busyness… but amidst the busyness – or perhaps in spite of it – what are some of the important moments.

Today I’m going to share 2.5 such moments.

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Short-Term Missions: Beautiful Knots

tatting, tatting shuttle, tatted lace, heart, tatted heart, beads & tatting


13/30

Welcome to day 13 of
30Days-30Pics: Defining Short-Term Missions.

Remember when you were a kids & learning to tie your laces (pre-velcro) and you wound up with a knot? Or are you a knitter and you’ve ever found yourself at the end of a ball of yarn and it gets into a grand knot? Or what about you ladies who brush long locks and your brush hits a knot?

Your reaction?  …. a frustration-laced eye-roll perhaps?
Today we’re talking knots!

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Short-Term Missions: 3-Cup Days

coffee, intense, cappucino


12/30

Welcome to day 12 of
30Days-30Pics: Defining Short-Term Missions.

I recently read an internet meme that said…

“I don’t drink coffee to wake up.
I wake up to drink coffee.”

Can anyone say amen!? I’ve had days like that and I’m sure you have too. This is one way in which short-term missions is similar to serving the Lord at home: Some days are definitely three-cuppers!

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Short-Term Missions: Fringe Benefits

lamp post, sunset, silhouette, golden hour


10/30

Welcome to day 10 of
30Days-30Pics: Defining Short-Term Missions.

There are many reasons why people take part in short-term mission trips and I like to believe that first and foremost among those reasons is that they want to impact another part of the God’s Kingdom. There are naysayers however who openly imply that such trips amount to little more than Christian tourism.

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