Treasuring the moments

Luke 2:19 “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”This is exactly where we are at this Christmas! A time of treasuring up the moments we have had this year, cherishing the people we’ve met, and enjoying the ‘now’ moments no matter how small.After a semester of separation, my mommaContinue reading “Treasuring the moments”

Just the Beginning

A highlight of our time in the U.S. has been our three older boys getting their driver’s licenses. All the anticipation, preparation, instruction; all the practicing, learning, and testing – they did it! And yet, they are only just beginning their journey as drivers. They continue to build experience as they drive. We realize thatContinue reading “Just the Beginning”

Leaving Well – Home Assignment 2018

It’s time for our first Home Assignment! (Furlough) Our thoughts have been quite reflective as we think about the last 3 years. Two recent experiences stick out. 1. The other day I (EJ) was driving (which is still stressful, but not as much as before) to our homeschool co-op, and this thought crossed my mind.Continue reading “Leaving Well – Home Assignment 2018”

Airplanes, leadership and college choices

The past year gave Phil and the AIM AIR maintenance crew plenty of experience with engine changes – 7 of them to be exact! As part of being Assistant Quality Manager for the maintenance department, Phil recently completed a week long course called Quality Management Systems. Paperwork is a necessity in aircraft maintenance. Phil oftenContinue reading “Airplanes, leadership and college choices”

Ping Pong, Popcorn and Pastors

“And the winners of the Mixed Doubles Table Tennis Tournament are Jackson and EJ!” A simple ping pong ball and paddle (here they call them “bats”), a handful of enthusiastic church folks, and a table – means fellowship, exercise, and breaking down cultural barriers. When I heard that the men’s department at our church wasContinue reading “Ping Pong, Popcorn and Pastors”