Monthly Archives: April 2012

Restoring Nicaragua by Restoring Families

One of the most heartbreaking parts of working in Nicaragua has been seeing the disintegration of families.  The problem is certainly not confined to the borders of Nicaragua, the disintegration of the family unit is seen all over the world. … Continue reading

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Strangely Beautiful-Thoughts on Moving Preparation

Back in February I started realizing that kindergarten registration was coming soon.  I was really uncertain…we plan to be in Nicaragua in time for school for Tate, but really, will it happen? Should I enroll him here as a back … Continue reading

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Home Cooking Nicaraguan Style

One of the things we miss the most when we’re out of the country is home cooking.  Soul food. Good family grub. The stuff I grew up on. I think that this is universal, especially for children.  It seems that … Continue reading

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One week closer to Nicaragua

We’ve been super busy this last week! The M’s game was a success.  However, the busy week following received mixed reviews.  Theo threw up a few times the next morning.  While that by itself is disgusting enough, add to that … Continue reading

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The First Goodbye

We have a family tradition of going to Opening Day for the Seattle Mariners.  We’ve gone every year since Tate was 8 months old.  We have our family picture taken at the same place every year. This year will likely … Continue reading

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The Art of Leaving Well

In our eight and [nearly] a half years of marriage we have made more than our share of moves.  As I’m counting now, I’m up to 10 moves in nine years so it’s safe to assume I’ve learned a little … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Good Friday

Even before getting out of bed I was feeling gloomy.  It was as if a cloud was positioned right over my head and I was kind of sad.  I hauled my tired self out of bed at a few minutes … Continue reading

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What about my kids?

One of the biggest fears I have in regard to moving to Nicaragua is how it will affect Tate and Theo.  I realize they are on loan from God and are not mine, but I am still responsible for the … Continue reading

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Why are we going?

We believe there is power in the love of Jesus Christ. We believe he came to save us from ourselves. He lived a blameless life, died and rose again so that we can live in the presence of God for all … Continue reading

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It finally snowed here!

Since we’re gearing up for a move to the tropics, we’ve started getting rid of our cold weather clothes. Thank goodness we didn’t get rid of all of it. Last week we finally had enough snow to play in, and … Continue reading

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