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Grew up hearing about a Finnish runner in our family who set a world record in 1968, but did not compete in the Summer Olympics in Mexico that year. He probably should have, because his time still beat the gold medalist by almost 30 seconds! He had his reasons; he... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Seeking the Good
Boy it's nice to be home! God has shown his hand in some wonderful ways. Pray for my mom Faye and her husband Dan as she cares for him in his last days. Probably won't be posting much while we are in Wisconsin simply because he's in hospice and extended... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Seeking the Good
We recently visited the historic Tallinn Art Ceramic Factory with four other families. Our visit began with a walking tour of the machinery, and included watching some of the resident artists at work. Matt translated. After the tour we were shepherded into a small, heated room and painted our own... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Seeking the Good
"I love pelmeeni! At my house, we boil it, then stir ketchup into sour cream and mix it all up together. It is SUPER GOOD. But your pelmeeni are awesome, too." Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Seeking the Good
Our garden, as minimal as it is, is producing fruit! Strawberries, mint, basil, thyme, lemon savory, onion greens and kale are our daily harvest currently. Tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, corn, acorn squash, garlic, pumpkins and carrots are on the schedule for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Field Notes from Estonia
I have asked myself nearly every week since my last post, “What is the sense in having a blog, if I never post in it?” If I were my boss, I would have fired me. Then last week, we received... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at Field Notes from Estonia
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Mar 15, 2010
In this post, I weep a lot. But don't worry, they are happy tears. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2010 at Field Notes from Estonia
I may have watched Willy Wonka one too many times recently, if Im inventing my own words now! You are right, its voila. I HAVE to start reading again in English, ha!
So guess what happened to us two weeks before Christmas? We lost our debit/ATM card. Essentially, that meant we have been unable to transfer funds from our US bank to our Estonian bank. Which, at this time of year, might... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2009 at Field Notes from Estonia
Pink skies. Drifts of powdery snow. White-tipped pine trees. That’s what I see as I glance out the window this afternoon. I also see our neighbor’s half-finished cement house, his wooden summer house with gaping holes in the sideboards and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2009 at Field Notes from Estonia
Amazon's Kindle is the ULTIMATE gift for the missionary or military wife. Stop sending chocolate chips, take up a collection for the gal your church supports or misses! Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2009 at Field Notes from Estonia
Nearly a year ago I meditated on Proverbs 24:10, “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” Olivia was challenging us, and as a new parent, I knew I needed spiritual resolve. Since then, the adversity... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2009 at Field Notes from Estonia
I'm so excited to share video, a functionality Typepad just added. I promise, a written post is in the works, but in the meantime enjoy the news story below, about my friend Hope's husband. He serves God and country as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2009 at Field Notes from Estonia
Our dear friend Heigo died last week. We visited him on Sunday, and had a time of worship and study in the Word. There was no indication of failing health; he was in good spirits as usual. So on Wednesday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2009 at Field Notes from Estonia
This morning we woke up and saw a tiny icicle hanging outside a window. My first thought was a panicked, “Oh no, my pumpkins!!” I have been babying five pumpkins ever since July, and recently lost one to a mysterious... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2009 at Field Notes from Estonia
This morning I had an accident. I poured coffee into a cup I was holding upside down. Have you ever had a moment like that? Or many? I used to be really hard on myself and say, “What a stupid... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2009 at Field Notes from Estonia
Ever consider how you are looked at by children? Olivia gave me a taste of her eye view with photography this week. When I got around to freeing up the camera's memory, I had a hearty laugh at some of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2009 at Field Notes from Estonia
Quotes "Tension is the sign of an exhausting inner struggle." -Peter Finch to Audrey Hepburn in A Nun's Story "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil." Ephesians... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2009 at Field Notes from Estonia
Even though we aren’t going anywhere, it's time for a vacation. The upsides of a stay-at-home vacation? Incredibly low-cost, and you explore everything you’ve been putting off doing in your own locality. I lived In Boston for 15 years and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2009 at Field Notes from Estonia
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Aug 2, 2009
I just sent my husband down the road to get us some fresh milk. Wow! Can I just say, you are such an inspiration to me. Being in the kitchen is so much less the drudge when I check in with your blog.
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The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. The Canary Islands off the coast of Spain are quite pretty, and the black sand beaches a real treat to sun on, but it's like finding a needle in a haystack to find a quality meal anywhere. It's one of the main tourist destinations in Europe though, so we had to try it. We did bring home a jar of Guarapo that we bought from a little store half way up the side of a mountain. It's a mellow, not-to-sweet syrupy concoction derived from pure sugar cane. It adds a mellow sweetness to yogurt or keefir drinks, or can be drizzled on a scoop of ice cream...or salmon...or apple compote....or oatmeal...
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