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Wed
25
Apr '18

Our Reality

First of all, I should apologize for not writing here more often.  To say that our lives have changed is a bit of an understatement.  Since being back in the States, we have been trying to get Samuel accessed for autism.  I had made doctor appointments while we were still living in The Netherlands.  We […]

Wed
5
Jul '17

We’re Moving

For a while now, we have been feeling that a change was coming in our ministry.  We just didn’t know what it would be.  We have been here in The Netherlands for 12 years, and our kids club is going really well. On a Monday morning a few months ago, I had a meeting with […]

Fri
8
Jul '16

High School Bound

Today marked Grace’s official last day of middle school.  How is it possible that the little girl who moved to The Netherlands when she was three-years old is now a high school student?! People often ask us what her school is like and what classes she takes.  In some ways, it’s similar to her American […]

Fri
8
Jan '16

Driving and Diplomas

A few months ago, I had to take several Dutch tests given by a government department.  If you can’t pass the tests, you eventually will not be able to stay in the country.  The tests are reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture.  I thought that my diploma from the university in Leiden (Dutch Studies program) […]

Thu
8
Oct '15

The Puppet Lady

Earlier this week, Mike’s Aunt Fredda passed away.  In many people’s lives, there are some who have a great influence.  Fredda was definitely that!  Fredda ran House of Puppetry for many years, and she was known as The Puppet Lady.  She handmade puppets and probably gave more of them away than she tried to sell.  Missionaries […]

Wed
25
Mar '15

Life with a Baby

When we came back to The Netherlands, we came with a 13-year old and a baby who was days away from being 4-months old.  The travel alone with a baby was different.  You have to realize that Grace was almost 4 when we moved here the first time.  All my experiences with a baby were […]

Fri
23
Jan '15

Getting Settled

On the 12th, we took all the things we had packed and headed to the airport.  It’s amazing how much you can accumulate after a year and a half.  We were able to get a rate where we each got two bags, but we found that it wasn’t enough.  I wondered why we had collected […]

Thu
15
Jan '15

Observations after 48 Hours

When we moved back to the States in the summer of 2013, I wrote a blog 24 hours after we arrived.  I just wanted to write down some things we noticed.  I fully intended to do the same thing after moving back to The Netherlands this time after 24 hours, but between jet lag and […]

Wed
31
Dec '14

The Countdown

We have tickets to go back to The Netherlands.  We were going to leave a little earlier, but we’ve been having trouble getting our Visa this time.  We were officially rejected, but we have appealed the process and are waiting to hear from the immigration department.  Please pray with us that we will get it […]

Tue
9
Dec '14

I’m Making a List…and Checking It More Than Twice

There seems to be so much to do in the few weeks we have left in the States.  I’m normally a list maker.  Mike laughs at me often because my lists can become quite lengthy.  I have a working to-do list at the moment.  Every day I try to get as much checked off as […]