"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Monday, April 29, 2013


Ramen soup by Rox  (thanks Rox!)

 Dice up carrot, celery, & water chestnut. I usually put in a handful  of frozen peas too. Dice up a chicken breast. --or beef
Simmer all of this in chicken (or beef) broth and seasoning packets from 2-3 packs of either ramen noodles or rice noodles. (depending on the size of the batch)
About 10 minutes before serving whip up one egg and “drop” into the broth.
I also put in a handful of shrimp at this time.
Put the noodles in and cook until they are done.
Heat some potstickers in the microwave and drop them in for a few minutes (too long and they will fall apart)
Spice up with chili paste or sriracha .

I had to post this so I didn't lose it again.
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Cor. 10:31

Sunday, April 28, 2013


there's this American pastor tats one over to Iran to visit family and been arrested for being a Christian.  that's the sort of the story. 

I was in the car and the local radio station was talking about him (Saeed).  I started explaining to my 3 youngest children what was going on with him and his condition and such.  I was telling them that we need to pray not only for him, but those that he has influence on.
in explanation I enforced that he was a father and has a couple of children back here waiting and hoping for their father to come home.
boo exclaimed, "wait... you mean he's a dad?!  why doesn't he use is muscles???

I love the innocence of youth.  I love them!!!

interesting dialogue following...  I love that kids think that dads can do ANYTHING!!!

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Cor. 10:31

dear readers,

i'd kinda be amazed if I even have any readers, but if I do:
dear readers,
I am sorry for the unexcused break.  I have been traveling a new journey in life and have been extremely busy.  I think since I posted last, we've had at least 4 birthdays... 
it seems like if I were to catch you up, it would take all day, so i'm just going to pretend like I've been posting all along and you all are going to just be lost for a few months.  I will try and do quick re-caps, but i'm not promising anything extensive. 
I've learned a TON, experienced great things, and have journeyed to a new chapter in our family.  I want to make sure that all glory goes to God in every area...  He is good and He is faithful.  on that note though, we didn't move.  we're still here.  praying for His will in this area for shizzy.
please keep us in your prayers and stay faithful. 
In Christ,

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Cor. 10:31