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Mon
25
Aug '14

Extra Time

Since we’ve been in The Netherlands, we’ve learned a lot about football (soccer).  One thing that is very common is going into extra time.  The half might be a certain length of time, but the referees almost always add on extra time because of times they stopped for injuries or penalties.  You don’t know how […]

Mon
28
Jul '14

The First of Many Lasts

It’s hard to believe that in approximately 8 weeks, we’ll have another member of the family.  We’re getting to the point where I’m not allowed to travel very much because of the pregnancy.   Because of that, my part of itineration is winding down.  This past weekend, we did some children’s services for a church […]

Tue
3
Jun '14

The Netherlands in Texas

We’ve been gone from The Netherlands for a year now.  At times it has flown by, and at times, it feels like we just got here.  While we’re in America, we do an awful lot of traveling.  This weekend, we were in Spring, TX for morning and night services.  After church Sunday morning, someone told […]

Tue
22
Apr '14

Easter 2014

For an itinerating missionary, it’s rare to have a service on Easter.  We were blessed because we had a pastor at a church we’ve already spoken at who asked us to come and do the children’s service for a special outreach their church was having on Easter.  We love doing things like that.  We truly […]

Wed
19
Mar '14

What to Expect When You Weren’t Expecting

We are a very happy family of three.  We had Grace 12 years ago.  10 years ago while we were itinerating, we suffered a miscarriage.  It was a devastating loss.  We really wanted to have another baby, but while living in The Netherlands, we had some testing done to see why I wasn’t getting pregnant.  […]

Tue
18
Mar '14

Memory Lane

Last week, I was really busy with the Arkansas District sectional tour.  It’s actually been going on for the last month, but this week, we had 7 meetings in 4 days.  It was a lot of driving, but it was worth it.  My mom was quite the trooper and went with me to all the […]

Mon
3
Feb '14

I’ve Been Everywhere, Man!

I’ve got that old Johnny Cash song going through my head this morning.  We normally travel over the weekend and some during the week as well speaking at missions services, but the last few weeks has been a little worse than normal for us. Two weekends ago, we were out in East Texas.  We clocked […]

Fri
24
Jan '14

Christmas Continues

On December 22, we were at church at Lavon Assembly of God in Lavon, TX.  They greatly blessed our family.  Grace would’ve said that the first blessing is that we didn’t preach or say anything at all, which means that she didn’t have to hear a sermon she’s heard before.  Their kids and youth did […]

Thu
2
Jan '14

Christmas in the Same Room

The way that our mission organization works, we are in America 1 out of every 5 years.  It’s not always ideal, but we’ve gotten used to it. Because it’s pretty expensive to fly from The Netherlands to America very often – especially for three people – we normally fly once in the four years away. […]

Fri
30
Aug '13

A Foot in Two Worlds

We’ve been back in the States for a little over three months.  Sometimes it feels like it’s been longer, and sometimes it feels like it hasn’t been that long.  There are many days that we miss so much about The Netherlands!  Practically every dog that I see makes me sad and miss our crazy little […]