If, in advance, you will pardon the pun, I suppose one could say that ALL our days are “LONG days”. (ba-dum… SHHHH)Continue reading
If there was one theme that best characterized our week, it’d have to be “a return to normal” … with all the excitement and regrets that that entails: From great church last Sunday and a return to school Monday, to a tough goodbye on Thursday.Continue reading
I’m not quite sure how to begin today’s post. The tree is still up, but the sense that the holidays are coming to a close is becoming more and more real:
– The kids & I head back to school Monday.
– Mom heads back to Canada Thursday, and
– We’re completely drained from the last week or so.
When I left you last week, we were heading to Belgium…Continue reading
Off the top of my head, there are two reasons that a Christian should exhibit a measure of support for Trump… but those aren’t the reasons I typically hear in Christian discourse.
Disclaimer: I’m a Canadian Christian, living outside of North America so take my opinions with a grain of salt (or less).Continue reading
Just in case you don’t already speak French (there’s always time to learn 🙂 ), “Bonne Année” is the French way to say “Happy New Year” and since the birch leaves surrounding this street lamp reminded me of fireworks… this photo seemed like a logical choice to accompany our New Year’s wishes to you.Continue reading
This is the last time that we’ll spend a few moments together before you sit down with your family in church, around the Christmas Tree surrounded by presents or around the table in front of a turkey.
Thanks for visiting!
As I left you last weekend, we were getting ready to put up our tree and thanks to a very early start… it was up and mostly decorated by noon. That’s a cool story…Continue reading
I know what you’re thinking: “Every country needs Jesus, not just France.”… and you’re absolutely right!
I follow news from the USA as well as from Canada, so I have a certain awareness of what’s happening there. But I’m not in touch with goings-on in North America to the same extent or in the same way as I am with goings-on here in France.
Well Christmas arrived early this year… and it looks a lot like Gramma!
But first… let me give a quick overview of the week…
Transparent post alert: Gonna share some things in today’s post that I’m not sure if I should really share or not but to some degree, writing helps to get things out of my head and it’s a way of processing them.
This week, we’ve sat under the threat of some dark clouds. But we’ve also seen God’s hand at work… there have been silver linings.
The picture you see here is what is hidden under, and what holds up, the pointed, slate roof of one of the towers at Brézé Castle. What looks like a simple conical profile, from the outside, is no fewer than 56 wooden beams that come out from a central wooden key and which form the structure… the skeleton on which the slate roof rests. The slate stone ‘shingles’ can only serve their purpose effectively if the frame beneath them is solid.
So it is with missions and missionaries.