Rest in his faithfulness…

After 3 months of settling in to village life and immersion language study our team has arrived at the end of our first unit. What does that mean? Well, quite honestly, for me… Continue reading

Becoming Salt

I was sitting with 2 Sakalava teeanagers yesterday, discussing the finer points of bargaining in Madagascar. We were speaking the Sakalava language, so basically they were speaking to a 3 year old (me),… Continue reading

Learning to live…

Learning to live in the village requires us to take notice of what is happening with our neighbors, the life of the community and the rhythm of their responsibilities. Recently, Bryan and I… Continue reading

Prayer Request and More Photos

Yesterday our team was informed of some upsetting news… I cannot go into details right now out of concern for all involved, and it is not a health, physical, or safety issue. What… Continue reading

Hut, Sweet Hut

For the past couple of weeks we have been back in our hut with the goal of making it home. There are a few things that have been left unfinished and the local… Continue reading

House Guests for a Week

We only slept in our new home for 2 nights before we went on another journey… this time just down the trail to stay for a week with a village family. we were… Continue reading

Here We Are

From Austin to Atlanta…Atlanta to London…London to Johannesburg….Johannesburg to Antananarivo…Antananarivo to Nosy Be…Nosy Be to Ambanja…Ambanja back to Nosy Be and into the shelter of our village hut surrounded by pineapple plants, mango… Continue reading

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Test

Have you ever taken an emotional intelligence test? Or in my case, have you ever had to take an emotional intelligence test for an upcoming leadership conference after crisscrossing east Texas in a… Continue reading

Austin Homesick Blues…

This past weekend Rebe and I had the opportunity to attend a concert at Gruene Hall, an establishment near New Braunfels, Texas that bills itself as “Texas’ oldest dancehall.” And as Gruene Hall… Continue reading

Do you have any absolute, non-negotiables?

How do you cope under circumstances where it’s best if you stop talking out of a perspective of  one “who knows” and start listening from a perspective whose absolutes truly simmer down to… Continue reading

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