No small service

I’ve never really been able to stomach needles.Perhaps the aversion developed after my abdominal surgery when I was four.  I distinctly remember having band-aids on every one of my fingers and begging them to leave. me. alone. Maybe it was the 14 years...

The one where I tell you I didn’t go.

The last four days have been such a surreal blur. From the first few coughs, to fever and headache.  Wednesday I went into the doctor and did the nose test.  I had Influenza A, and as long as my fever went away I wasn’t coughing, took my Tamiflu, it should have...

Traveling Mercies

The time has arrived, praying friends.  I leave on Friday with our team for all that God has in store.  Haiti or bust, I say!  I’m including a rough schedule of our time and would ask that you pray daily if you feel so led.  Would you pray that I would proclaim...

The Power of A Whisper

I think it must have been in the final chapter of one of those parenting books I read when Brendan was little.  You know back in the day when I had one kid and was obsessed about every little detail of his life.  I’d read “Bringing up Boys” by the...

When we need a new beginning

                                                                    photo creditNew routines bring new trials.My farmboy and I made the decision to homeschool our three oldest children this year. Many, many days I wake up and think, “What have I done?” and...

A Lilac post from the Farmboy

Hi!  Farm boy writting today.  The snow is on the ground here, but not much of it.  I have had about eight months to think about this post and am just getting around to writing it.A couple of years ago we built a new barn.  Primary purpose???  Storage– well...

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