Alone Time

Sometimes when I am faced with the time by myself, I am at a loss as for what to do. I love the time that I get to spend with Brent and others, but then what do I do by myself. Even when Brent is around, if there is something that I need to get done I do it, but when I am by myself I have a hard time thinking about what I need to do or would like to do.… Read the rest

Slipping Away

It is hard to think that I have already been back from the Philippines for an entire month. I would love to say that it feels like I was just there. To be honest, it does not. It feels as though it is a lifetime of memories away as well as a whole world away.… Read the rest

Story Time

While at Rehoboth, I had the privilege of reading stories to the children before we had our group devotional time. I would finish up dinner and then head over to the older children’s house. As soon as I entered the room, I was instantly flooded with joyous children whose hands were usually heaping full of books.… Read the rest

An April Wonderland

Snow in Montana during any month is never really that unusual. There comes a point in time though that you sometimes start getting tired of it falling down when all you want is to see the sun shine for at least a day or two. I use to be fine with whatever winter threw my way a few years ago.… Read the rest

The Number 24

I woke up at 5:00 in the morning on the 5th for a run. What a better way to start off your birthday (besides sleeping in)? Things started to go wrong. I didn’t have a good nights sleep. Getting up when all you want to do is sleep is not much fun.… Read the rest

The Source

Now this post will deviate somewhat from the typical ones of late in that I will not be addressing the Philippines trip memoir or using it as a spiritual diving board. What I would like to discuss with you all is about the source of all truth. Now I believe that the Bible is the God-breathed word of God, a book of truths.… Read the rest

Little Feet

Isaiah 6:8

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

God asked us to go. I want to be continually saying, “Here am I! Send me.” That is what I always want my answer to be to God in my life.… Read the rest

Work to be Done

There is always work to be done. How you do it depends on where you are. Where you are influences what you have. What you have has bearing on how fast it can be done. In some places, work will be automated. In other places there will be some or even none.… Read the rest

Don’t Stop Believin’

I am getting some help on this blog post thanks to Journey and their song “Don’t Stop Believing.”

While at the party in the Philippines on our last night, Day 8 (Jess’s View), Bong was trying to get everyone to start singing some songs for videoke. A few people sang some songs.… Read the rest

A Smile to Remember

A picture worth a thousand words. (If only I knew a thousand to describe it.) She is standing with her arm stretched out towards you with the biggest smile you have ever seen on a child. Between her little fingers is a bubble wand.  At then end of the wand, there is a bubble that had been caught after she had blown and chased so many.… Read the rest

Boisterous Solitude

Among the many things that we experienced while in the Philippines, we experienced a fairly noisy environment. We were well away from the big city bustle, but that didn’t keep the noise down. But before you begin to think that the noise bothered me, think again, it didn’t. The neighbor dog barking wildly, Two-stroke motorcycles, diesel cars and trucks and other forms of locomotion, many without noise suppression, constantly passed by Rehoboth in a fairly steady stream.… Read the rest

A Sad Goodbye

I am reminded of the night that we had to say goodbye to the children and the workers. I changed the background on my work computer today from a picture of Glacier National Park to that night. Since I can’t put the picture up online (it is one of the children), I will describe it to you.… Read the rest