I feel the same…but different. Week 1 – This is intense. I know nothing. Week 2 – Oh no. We start language class next week. I’m terrified. Week 3 – Language class begins and we move into our new home. All I can think about is the tap tap tap of the teachers pointer-stick, a, … More 7 Weeks.
Two days ago I was walking with Eleanor around the property we’re currently living on as we prepare to head to Thailand. Our regular walks lead us to a large retaining wall. The top edge of the wall has always presented itself as a balance beam for Eleanor and her walking partners to practice … More Balance beams and rocks: the art of slowing down.
On Friday evening our kids got to stay up waaaaay past their bedtime to say goodbye to Zach and the OMEGA’s! The students attended they graduation ceremony, changed into their travel clothes, grabbed their bags, jumped on the bus and headed off to the airport to fly to Bangkok, Thailand. They have been in … More OMEGA takes THAILAND!
Who knew it was possible to be in two places at once! Becca Covey and Alexis Seward (photo below) volunteered to be ‘us’ at Colwood Church in Victoria last Sunday. Colwood hosted a Global Work Emphasis day and we were honoured to be participating through the hard work of Becca and Alexis. These two girls … More Two Places at Once
Starting new. Who are we when everything is stripped away: our history, our traditions, our extended family. No one knows our name, no one knows what we believe, no one knows what we’ve done. What shows through? What first impression do we give? What’s the first thing we tell people about ourselves? And HOW do … More A Picture Means a Thousand Words
I like it when people say YES to my suggestions, ideas and desires. I like it even more when my wife says YES to my suggestions, ideas and desires. On the contrary, I don’t like to hear the dreaded two letter, one syllable, heavy weighted word, “no”. Though I would hope years of maturing would … More When your wife says ‘no’
I naturally learn best when I can see something. Driving for example, give me verbal instructions? I’m totally lost. Show me a map? I’m great. God knows I need clarity right now so I believe He’s speaking to me in the best way possible. Dreams, photos, visions. ‘OK God. But how do I swim?’ I … More learning to swim
When I (Megan) was 15, saying ‘yes’ to God seemed easy. Beautiful, never-ending sunshine, shimmering green grass, modern and uniquely designed wooden huts with all the perfectly crafted essentials. Laughs and smiles, and fulfilling and enjoyable work. Never longing for the ‘things’ left behind or the people that my soul ached to sit beside. This … More NO. I’m NOT going.
Fifteen years ago, unknown to each other, we stood in a stadium singing the same songs, dancing with the same people, and heard a similar definitive call on our lives. With emotive music playing in the background, a small voice broke thru the noise of 2500 singing teenagers and asked, “would you go to the ends … More 15 YEARS IN WAITING ….