Adventures in Transportation

“Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.” Prov. 4:26 On Sunday, Bjorn suggested we head to Baclaran, a large market/shopping area. He had last been there 20 years ago; I had never been.  The only thing I knew about Baclaran was that someone had slashed my brother’s…

When Taal erupted…

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6-7  I’ve lived through earthquakes in California, nuclear threats in South Korea, but no…

Goodbye and all that

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” Ex. 20:12 NKJV We first came to visit my parents in Southern California in September of 2019. We planned on visiting them for 2 months, tops. But my father kept complaining about…

SDA: Special music Delivered Anytime

“Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” Psalm 33:3 Some kids are forced into taking music lessons because their parents are trying to make up for their own  lack of  musical prowess. Sometimes they are forced to stick with it because their parents have paid good money for those lessons and…

Holidaze in the Philippines

“Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.” 1 Tim. 4: 7 The holiday season in the Philippines lasts a loooong time. Some have said it is the longest in the world. I have been told that Christmas decorations go  up as early as September. As…

!!!Happy New Year!!! Remember the journey

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” Phil. 1:3 Remembering to remember, however, is  a different story. I checked the last time I wrote an entry and it was July 27, 2015. July 27, 2015. Journie hadn’t even been born yet. Now that baby is almost 5. Recently, I came across a stash…