We often share with folks that it’s our heart’s desire this work we are privileged to participate in be a family ministry (not just daddy’s job). We wanted to give you a glimpse of one way that played out with our own immediate family and the broader family of our sending church body, impacting the […]
Several weeks ago I had the incredible and unexpected privilege of hitching a ride on a legendary airplane with an equally legendary pilot. Over the years I’ve had other phenomenal opportunities, like flying one of America’s frontline, high-performance jets and taking to the friendly skies aboard aircraft which serve our nation’s highest leaders, but this […]
“So there I was…” I know, it’s a bit cliché to start out a story that way but I will nonetheless. I was hanging out on a peak in the Swisshelm Mountains, marveling at the rugged grandeur of the landscape surrounding me. It was part of an advanced helicopter training flight for one of the […]
Though it was 20 years ago, I can still hear my cross-country coach’s voice booming, “Head up, Imie!” Why the exhortation? Well, there are a lot of reasons that was sage advice. With every step I took, head bowed and eyes fixed squarely on the ground beneath my feet, all that was about & […]
Mark family mission statement: Understand and know God ourselves; clearly and boldly communicate God’s truth to others.
Yesterday between classes Amy checked our little mailbox. It held the regular array of items from periodicals to junk mail to a personal letter from family friends. Handing it all to me I neatly stacked it and set it aside. I didn’t know… …I didn’t know that after that class the school’s registrar would be […]
“What’s ‘Ten Green Feet’?” you ask. Allow me to explain… “Ten” – So I’ll tackle the easy part first. The ten feet simply represent our family. We thought of the name last fall when we were pregnant with Adie, our third child. While the Lord called her home last Oct, He blessed us with another […]
I’m not well versed in sayings of Chinese philosophers, but Laozi was right when he penned those opening words. It is with humble hearts (who are we that we might take part in this marvelous work?) and a bit of trepidation (as we leave behind the life we’ve known) that our family begins our journey […]