To build an ark

Jessie was reading the last of the 5th grade Bible workbook to the kids a few days ago and she said something that I have not been able to get out of my head since I heard it… What she said was;  “It took noah over 127 years to build the ark” At first I sort of shrugged it off, … Read More

Time to Exhale

It did not take us long before we got back to the states for us head to the only place that seems to calm the depths of our souls….  Its like something inside you triggers a release when you sit down to dig your toes into the sand and watch the kids play in the tide.  Deep calming breaths.  Thank … Read More

Proper care and feeding of a missionary

Before I say anything else let me say that I am writing this not from the perspective of a missionary family in need of proper care and feeding, I am putting this down because of the amazing people in our life who have stepped up in the past few weeks to rally around us and help.  These two years have … Read More

Staggering Need

Yesterday was a long one, I knew it was coming and tried my best to prepare, but the truth is that nothing I ever could do would make a day like that easy. (I have to apologize in advance that this post is not going to be very well written, its hard for me to write with this much emotion, … Read More

Where the learning happens

You know that stretching feeling? The place where you come to when you are opening a new door, ascending into new undiscovered territory?  Its a good place to be, but its not always easy, there are moments of clarity yes, however most of the time it feels as though you are the deer and the headlights are coming at you … Read More

The Start of Something New

You are likely reading this because you saw the post on the Drawn From Water blog about the recent changes we are implementing. First before anything, we want to thank you for checking out what we are doing next as a family!  We are excited about this new season and thankful that the transition period we have been going through … Read More

The Dance of Marriage

I have to warn you before I start, I know its a cheesy route to come to such a deep emotional place but this is how it happened, so I am going to share it that way and hope that it means as much to you as it does to me. Today Jessie and I watched So You Think You … Read More

Endless Entertainment

The big news around our house for the kids is that our cat had kittens last week…  The fun never ceases. Somedays the kids will spend hours just watching them squirm around. Today they started to open their eyes.  I can not even begin to explain the excitement.