The Velcro Effect

It follows me. I see hints of it in the actions of others and find evidence in conversations. It’s been studied, I’m sure, by psychiatrists and such folks with fancier titles and more specific thoughts than I, but I’ve decided to venture forth and point it out to you anyhow. Now, I’m not one much…

String of Adventures

I found a Happy Place. Put me in the back of any bumpy vehicle, I’ll be  pleased; be it pick up, snowmobile, quad trailer or boat. Saturday before last my happy place was a a Series 77 Land Rover crammed with 8 people, 2 poodles, and a picnic lunch. We were going for a day of…

Wednesdays

It’s been really cool to see God working around us the past few weeks, especially when I know that it’s not because of my own greatness or work. When I see my own sin and weakness it shows me just how much of a privilege it is that God chooses to use us despite it….

Wait – What’s my name?

A name. The first thing you’re given and the last thing remembered in life. Yesterday I posted about some interesting Mongolian names I’ve come across so far. Today I was looking into the meanings of my own name: Anna – Full of grace; or favour Louise – Famous or Renowned Warrior Brown – Well, it’s…

A Man Named Tuesday, a Boy Named Bo

Sunday. Day 50 of our time in Mongolia. I meet a boy named Bo. Bo is not actually Mongolian. We met at International church. I don’t know much about Bo, and consequently this story is not really about him. The significance of Bo here is his name. I like it. Meeting Bo reminded me of…

Reading is Freedom

Big news on the Mongolian front: WE CAN READ!  16 years ago, “Balto” gained a special place in my heart as my first chapter book. 3 weeks ago, the word for “pharmacy” became my first Mongolian word. Aimeenson. We may not be able to understand the words coming out of our mouths, but at least we…

A Day in the Life: Trekkin’ Style

7:00a.m. Wakey-wakey! 7:01 Drag self out of bed and prepare to face the day, physically and Spiritually: (Read the Biblio, journal some, and meet with Jesus in prayer. Shower, brush teeth, and dress.) 8:00 Meet with Adele and Jesus in prayer. 8:10 Put the frying pan & water on. 8:15 The boys arrive at our…

An Encouraging Start

Tonight was youth group. The first of many, I hope. I even survived. I confess: Teens scare me. I didn’t even like them when I was one! But, lo and behold, they might be growing on me. But back to tonight. There’s a significant number of MK’s (missionary kids) around the city, and one of…