Thursday, July 29, 2010

going with God


let's start at the very beginning...on our way to a new village in the Alaskan bush!


the cargo within arms reach always makes me smile...


our oldest is probably thinking what we're all thinking...what does God have in store for us this year?


our seats make me grin, too.  removable depending on what our little plane is hauling...people or supplies?


this flight was only 15 minutes long to this village...over tundra lakes

the pilot nodded to us upon landing "okay, you're out here" (he was landing at three villages this day)

i made my husband confirm we were in the right place...newbies like us have gotten off in the wrong village before only to be stranded!


no one to meet us at the air strip this time...that's okay, we're brave!

we must not have looked brave because the pilot hollered to us over his engine "you gonna be okay? the village is that way!" before taking off again.

deep breath...and we head toward the unknown

Wednesday, July 28, 2010



what a difference 24 hours can make

yesterday we were hiking a glacier

today we are home...

ahhhhh...grateful hearts, have we!

Monday, July 12, 2010

breaker, breaker...


my summer blogging break begins soon...

be well, my friends! 

i'll catch up with you on the flip side

{isaiah 6:8}

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Picture 084

one can do amazing things...

when there is...



Thursday, July 8, 2010



Patty's flag reminds me of the gift of freedom we have in our country

freedom i often take for wearing a shirt of my choosing

or gifting 300 of these tees to kids in Alaska

but in 52 countries, wearing this shirt is illegal

whenever i need a reality check...a reminder of my freedom

i visit this website

and i am humbled

and i instantly envision American soldiers fighting for me (some before i was even born!)

so that i can wear this simple t-shirt

without fear of a fine, arrest, imprisonment or death

we are not without problems in our country





Tuesday, July 6, 2010

giving way


Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.  Victor Hugo 


packing, cleaning, directions to our house sitter

stepping on the plane...

the bough gives way and we are off!

the Last Frontier our destination

with God's wind

beneath our wings

*each summer, since 2005, we head north to Alaska to serve as short-term missionaries in a remote fishing village.  {although nowadays, we view the village as our second home and consider ourselves "friends" vs "missionaries".}  this year we add another bush village to our plate...OH, BOY!...1-2-3 FLY!

**pillows courtesy of Marshall's -- i knew if i waited long enough i would find anthro-like pillows for a fraction of the price!

Thursday, July 1, 2010



this thursday's diptych goes together like peas and carrots!

i actually gasped when I headed over to flikr and saw Patty's photo.

mine (top) speaks of taming the wilderness...working hard to settle a new land.  boots the color of American soil

soil which Patty so beautifully captured in her baseball diamond...

so much land in this new country, why of course baseball would be invented!

i love the browns in both our shots -- and the cream colored hay under my boots and the faded grass of the field.

the organic simplicity of our shots and the colors we chose to capture

show America without her red, white, and blue petticoat

the real deal

oh, how i love AMERICA

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