27
Nov
2013

This cold weather thing was never my, uh, “thing”, but now that it’s snowing, well, I think I may be caving just a little. After all, I AM inside with a hot cup of tea. Another day, it would be coffee, but I’ve got a bit of that special gift of the season – a [...]

14
Oct
2013

Ebenezer.

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As a child, I remember being fascinated {and a bit puzzled} by the line, “Here I raise mine Ebenezer” whenever I sang the hymn Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing. I inwardly giggled and had visions of an old man {what else would “Ebenezer” mean??}; little did I know that the next line offered a [...]

09
Mar
2013

We’ve been on vacation all week. I haven’t cooked a meal or cleaned up after myself. I’ve even gotten to enjoy air conditioning, hot water, good coffee and the beach – spread out over different locations throughout the week. Jonathan was practically begged to bring his tractor to Cape Coast for a 50-acre plowing job. [...]

06
Jan
2013

This past weekend was our annual Missionary Retreat- a few days of rest and relaxation with friends from various outreaches throughout Ghana. I don’t know the full story of how it came to be, but I think the folks from Crusades for Christ, Living Hope and the Lighthouse Children’s Home may have been the ones [...]

Since it’s Christmas day and we are being completely and totally, unashamedly lazy, I thought I’d inundate the world wide web with bits of our life. {I’ve already posted several things to facebook}. Those of you who already saw it on fb, I will spare you a repeat of our Christmas happenings. Instead, here are [...]

23
Dec
2012

Happy Christmas!

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It’s Christmas Sunday, and we’re enjoying a quiet day at home, thanks to Old {un}Reliable, a.k.a. the big white Kia bomb, a.k.a our van. But, it’s ok, we’re reading the Christmas story, watching sappy Christmas movies, decorating cookies, wrapping surprises and even anticipating a Skype session with the Horst family! {The first in a very [...]

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16
Oct
2012

This would be where I shamelessly post a few too many pictures of a certain blue-eyed boy… Elliot and I have back-to-back birthdays {14th & 15th}, so, as has become our custom, we headed to Accra to “enjoy”. For us, that means fine dining. Elliot The Carnivore dug into a plate of chicken wings, while [...]

15
Feb
2012

{Alternate title: Procrastination Sometimes Works.} So, yesterday was the big hearts/flowers/chocolates day. I read the news on facebook, and saw that many of my friends enjoyed those things and more. I am so glad! Friends and family are truly a blessing. What’s the word on Valentine’s Day in this corner of the world? Well, as [...]

27
Dec
2011

Christmas Eve – a time for carols, cozy fire-side chats, twinkling lights and glowing candles, steaming mugs of rich, dark coffee or hot chocolate, and church services full of hushed awe and reverence, while outside, all the world is sharp with cold, and within young and old alike, there is an excitement. An expectancy. Sounds [...]

22
Oct
2011

Now that you’ve seen the Birthday Boy’s photo shoot, here’s a quick recap of the celebrations. We began counting down the days at the beginning of the month by crossing each day off on the kitchen calendar. This was essential, as I had opened my mouth and introduced him to the idea of all manner [...]

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