Way Better than Lunch

  This past September, our church  considered what Jesus meant when he said, “when you fast,” (Matthew 6:17) and came to the conclusion that fasting isn’t an optional discipline (Jesus said “when you fast,” not “if you fast”).  As is typically the case with our church, the point wasn’t just to understand this intellectually, but […]

Abundance (Nate)

A while back, our friend Emily Wiggins recommended a podcast about adoption and orphans (check it out here: Crown on Orphans). A couple of things stuck out to me that I’d like to reproduce here, and then I’d like to share some of my thoughts and reactions. In the podcast, Crown Ministries mention that “It […]


I know we said we were going to take turns blogging, but Nate’s priority this week is to work on the upstairs apartment. (Yes, we have apartments–more on that some other time.) So, to take some of the pressure off him, I (Rachael) am going to be blogging again this week. Our trip two weeks […]

Babies and Teenagers–Guatemala Day 3

Okay, despite the cute pictures, I gotta admit…yesterday was rough. Among other things, we weren´t really prepared to spend the morning at the babies´ home without John and Emily. You see, John and Emily are fantastic planners, and they always bring great games and activities for the little ones. We thought we´d be at the […]