Seeing Anew

As I contemplate the immeasurable gifts in my life, my relationship with Christ, my wife, my children and family have top billing. In the past 7 years I have been part of two new and related families; the Mission 1:27 family stateside and our Russian family in Slobodskoy and Kirov. Being part of these two…

Being Called to Something Unexpected

  The past few weeks have been quite a mix of emotions. The path I thought I was heading on seemed to take a sharp u-turn. Ever have one of those times when you thought you were doing what you were supposed to be doing, and suddenly circumstances changed and you were re-directed? I was…

A Change In Direction

As I was getting my family ready to leave for the beach today, I couldn’t help but think we were headed in the wrong direction. This was never our plan. Over the past year, Maddie, Max and I had been saving, planning and getting excited for a trip that was going to bring us back…

Astonishing

Recently I read an article about an American mother and her daughter that flew to Moscow and took a train 800-900 miles south to the 2014 Sochi Olympiad. They occupied the upper bunk of a sleeping berth on the train and “roomed” with 2 Russian women that spoke no English. The Russian women shared food…