Lessons Learned in 2015

The year started with the school where I taught closing due to security.  The year is ending with the possibility of our flight program here ending.  This year has been bittersweet.  We seen loss and lots of change yet we have seen joy and deeper friendships and relationships.   We have seen God work in the midst of the waiting and the hard   More about that […]

Christmas Musing 2015

Our two room apartment with our frig in the hallway is full of our family together once again, and it is wonderful to have the kids home.  So what if logistics for showers are a little crazy, or my bedroom floor is full of open suitcases.  W and Big D made it here on Saturday.  It has been a blessing […]

Two Memoirs and One Reread

As the nights get colder, my husband and I spend most evenings reading together or alone next to our warm bukhari (the name of our coal heater here).    Most of my reading is fiction but this month it was nice to include some non fiction in my reading.  Here are a few of the books that I read this last month with a list of those books that I […]

Come Quickly Lord Jesus (edited repost from Nov. 2014)

(2014 post) This morning I was listening to the first advent reading from God in the Manager put together from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s writings.  It had been a hard night.  At midnight last night, we learned that fellow workers here had died.  How do you celebrate Christmas in times like this?  How do you celebrate when your heart aches and the tears come […]

Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry up and wait sounds like a contradiction but actually it is a phrase that is used frequently in aviation.  A couple weeks ago, my pilot husband told me about how he got in line to take off to come home but then had to wait another 45 minutes before actually taking off.  It was important for him to be […]

God and Efficiency

As I write this, we are in our 6th month without written flight permissions.  These past few months have been full of meetings, waiting, and more meetings.  The team has worked on getting the planes in ship shape for when we can fly again.  The pilots have been studying and staying current. The staff has invested extra time in training our national […]