Monday, August 12, 2019

New blog

My old blog on has disappeared. I've started a new blog over here Cultivating a Simple Life

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Finally in Grand Rapids Michigan

We are settled in our apartment in Grand Rapids and Doug has been at work for almost 1 and 1/2 weeks. It was crazy getting up in the middle of the night, pack the cooler, get the cat in her carrier, and get on the road. We made it without any problems, and we thank the Lord for that! Our team members here were good to come and help us unload our moving truck and get some things put away.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Travel Tuesday

We have been to Kyiv (or Kiev) many times. Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. The legend is that it was founded by three brothers and a sister - Kyi, Shchek,and Lybid . The sculpture above was created for the 1500 year anniversary of Kyiv.

The first time we were in Kyiv was 1997. At that time we saw only the airport, the train station, and one of our teammates apartments. Other times we passed through Kyiv on our way to somewhere else. It was only in the recent 4-5 years we spent more time in Kyiv. Since the church ministries institute moved to Kyiv, we had some of our team retreats there. We also went once to meet with pastors from eastern Ukraine and to go to the embassy to have extra pages put in our passports. Another time, after a team retreat, a few of us went to downtown Kyiv to see the recent conflict memorials.

I know we took photos when we were there in March of 2015 and saw some of the memorials. When I find them I will post them!

Kyiv is a beautiful city. It's off the beaten path of the more touristy places like Prague and Budapest, but it has its own kind of beauty.
Odessa train station
Puzata Hata, a Ukrainian restaurant with good food.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Photo

My daughter drew this caricature of me when she worked at an art shop at Legoland Florida.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Favorites

Favorite Music on my Kindle
 1. King of the World - Natalie Grant
 2. Come to Jesus - Hillary Scott and the Scott family
 3. At the Cross - Chris Tomlin
 4. O The Blood - Selah
 5. Game of Thrones Medley - 2 Cellos

 Favorite Books
 1. Life Management for Women - Elizabeth George
 2. Reshaping it All - Candace Cameron Bure
 3. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
 4. Loving God with All your Mind - Elizabeth George
 5. Overcoming Fear, Worry, Anxiety - Elyse Fitzpatrick

 Favorite TV Shows
 1. Heartland
 2. Murdoch Mysteries
 3. Paradise
 4. Blue Bloods
 5. NCIS Los Angeles

 Favorite people I chat with on Facebook
 1. Katie
 2. Mom
 3. Suzzie
 4. Debbie
 5. Chris, Kathy