Lucky 13

Lucky 13

Thirteen years ago today, I stood in a non-air-conditioned church in a town of 200 people in front of a congregation of around the same number and said to my dad, whose arm I was clutching as we waited to walk down the aisle, “I can’t do this I can’t...
Half a century

Half a century

Last weekend, we attended a 50th wedding anniversary celebration for two of our church members. Derek did a renewal/reaffirmation of their vows (not sure about the correct terminology), we had a lovely meal, and the karaoke began. The whole night was great fun and a...
11 years and counting

11 years and counting

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always...
Leaving the kids (a few morbid thoughts)

Leaving the kids (a few morbid thoughts)

August is turning out to be a crrraaazzzy month. I’m launching an ebook, updating the school website, home with the kids and/or getting them off to school, helping my dad raise funds so he can get back to Siberia and teach, organizing a youth conference,...