Airplane Reflections

It is incredibly humbling to look back on this past year.  One year ago I was wrestling with God with why He would ask me to leave home.  I was comfortable, afraid, and I didn’t want to let go of what I had planned for my life.  And now, 267 days after I boarded a…

MADRID

Some say that first impressions aren’t always right impressions, but in the case of Madrid, I would give all my marbles to tell you that mine was right. The first time I spent a night in Madrid, we literally spent only the night in Madrid.  It was less than 12 hours, but it will forever…

MOROCCO

Last weekend I went to Morocco and it was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had in my life.  A few highlights: Frantically running through the bus station in Sevilla while holding my suitcase like a baby, (cause ain’t nobody got time to pick it up and put it down after every staircase) in…

PARIS

If you told me last year that I would be in Paris this past weekend, I probably would have laughed and thought you were funny. But I’m continually learning that God has a humorous way of bringing about the unexpected.  Last weekend we visited the World Team France field, and it was probably one of my best weekends in…

COPENBLINBON ON FILM

Our winter trip affectionally named Copenblinbon (Copenhagen, Dublin, and Lisbon) through the lens of a Canon AE-1.

CLIFFS OF MOHER

I wish I had taken more footage at the cliffs, but videos and photos really don’t do the place any justice. “All the flowers of the field, and many of the beasts of the plain, and now the very orbs of heaven, are turned into metaphors and symbols by which the glory of Jesus may…

COPENHAGEN

Cold.  So cold.  It’s been almost a week and a half, and I still don’t know if I’ve warmed up.  My nose feels permanently frozen.  But realistically, it’s probably because the heating in our piso (apartment) leaves us in want.  God bless whoever invented hot water bottles. Well Copenhagen, you were a real treat.  Like…

Church Retreat

A weekend haiku Away in the woods 30 people in a house Claustrophobia Family growing.

MÁLAGA

Málaga.  The city on the sea.  We sat on a bus for a long time, we ate bocadillos, we wandered the streets, we ordered sushi, we went to the Picasso museum, explored the castle on Mount Gibralfaro, made spaghetti, touched the Mediterranean, ate tapas, swam in the Mediterranean, and then sat on a bus for…

Home is where the heart is

Home is the smell of fresh rain on the pavement, the crisp leaves on the ground, and the sound of waves gently rolling to shore.  Home is hitting the bushes while parking parallel on our tiny driveway and still impressing Dad cause he doesn’t know about the bushes.  Home is going downstairs to find Mom working while cooking…

WHISTLER

Two months later, and halfway around the world, but the Whistler video is finally finished.