Daily Flow

It was hot. But what else was new? Sukhothai’s “winter” had drifted seamlessly into summer having no mercy on the unsuspecting farang still not quite adapted to the intense, year-round tropical climate. On that day, the threat of chaos felt particularly high, likely as a result of the mounting pressure to equip a houseful of … Read more

When the big picture is made up of Small moments

A month and a half of silence here on the blog. That’s not indicative of nothing happening, it’s more a sign that my mind just can’t wrap itself around how to put it all into words. The truth is, I’ll never be able to. God is so much bigger than my mind can grasp. I’m … Read more

another Wave of Grief

I’m just naive enough to not have seen it coming. I knew he needed to leave. Either the timing or the calling wasn’t right for him. His heart wasn’t here and his mind was consumed with the challenges ahead of him once he returned to the US without us. At 18, there’s no telling what’s … Read more

Always Learning

I mentioned here that we’ve finally begun settling into a routine. School is happening again and I’m so relieved. But the truth is, even when the books weren’t being pulled out, learning was happening. So, so much learning. Things like not stepping over someone, or their things, even if they’re sitting in the middle of … Read more

thailand mission work

The former things have passed away …

As I sit writing this, I’m tucked away in the only room in the house with AC. It’s 10:30 in the morning and my weather app says it’s 90 degrees outside with 62% humidity making it feel like 102. And the neighbor girl says this is Sukhothai’s “winter”. I haven’t had a hot shower in … Read more

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