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

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A Stranger with a Message

It’s funny how before coming here I imagined everything about missionary life feeling exactly the opposite of the mundane life I was living at that moment. Somehow cleaning house would take on new meaning and preparing meals would be a cultural experience that would shroud the work of it all. I pictured huge cauldrons of … Read more

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A continual Humbling

We are so afraid of each other. And I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why. It makes no sense. Since moving to Sukhothai we’ve been meeting with a group of believers who hold to a few doctrines we understand differently. Who hold sacred a day of the week on which our family … 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