I mentioned in the last post before my break that Phyllis had started a great new sister blog to Missionary Moms called “Missionary Mom’s Companion!” Phyllis just returned from furlough, and along with some wonderful new contributors, she is ready to go with a great new plan for providing all sorts of encouragement, community, and resources. I hope you will join us all over there as we build this new community! It has already been such a blessing to me, and I trust that you will be blessed there as well!
I just did a post on my family’s blog to show our family and friends back “home” what our home looks like here in Russia. I thought that I’d invite you all over as well! I only wish it could be in person along with a cup of coffee and some good conversation!
Also, I’ve had dreams of figuring out that “Linky” application that I’ve seen a bunch and inviting you all to link your own home tour pictures from your blogs, but since I haven’t gotten to it, I thought I’d just invite you to leave the link to your post in the comments if you have one (or you could even make a post if you wanted!). I think it is so neat to see how people create homes in all sorts of places and circumstances all around the world!
Leave a link to pictures of your home in the comments if you’d like to give us a tour! (I will try to catch anything that gets marked as spam as soon as possible since that happens sometimes with links, so if your comment doesn’t show up right away, check back soon.)
Friends, I hope many of you will read this and stop to spend some time in prayer for the family and loved ones of one of our dear missionary mom friends, Julie Kurrles. I just heard the tragic news from Shilo that her family was in a car accident in Paraguay today and that Julie and her son were killed. Her husband, Norberto, and their daughter survived but are in the hospital. Let’s all please gather together around the globe to lift up their family and the many others who are grieving right now…
Happy Easter, dear friends around the globe who are celebrating Easter this weekend! In Russia we celebrate according to the Orthodox calendar, meaning that we will be celebrating next week, so I feel bad for not getting an actual Easter post up for you! I assume that you have far greater things to be doing than spending much time reading blogs anyway, so I’ll just say Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!
Up from the grave he arose;
with a mighty triumph o’er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain,
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
Well, it looks I made a mistake with my scheduling system. This week’s Tuesday Topic and the following post went up at almost the same time. Don’t miss Amie’s great question this week which is below the 2nd Oasis post! Thanks!
Hello friends! I hope you’ve been doing well! I think I’m back to blogging more regularly now, but we’ll see!
I’m excited to start a quick little series over the next week or so on the theme of “oasis.” It will span three topics, and hopefully each one might encourage us toward new ways that we can find, create, and experience refreshing oases in our daily lives. Plane tickets to Hawaii are neither required nor precluded!
So, just for fun as we get started, cast your vote below to share what comes to mind when you hear the word “oasis!” You’re welcome to come back and vote more than once if you can’t decide on one answer. (And I knew that all of you lovely women would choose “deep communion with God in His word” had I put it down, so I intentionally excluded the “right” answer!)
If you haven’t noticed, things are a bit slow around here right now. I’ve not had much time for blogging lately, but my husband and I are trying to carve out some specific time for it in our schedule, though we’ve not gotten that worked out quite yet. Hopefully within a week or so I’ll be able to get things going more consistently. For those of you who visit Missionary Moms regularly but might be tired of checking this page and finding nothing new, you may want to consider subscribing via a blog reader or via email (I recently added that option to the top right-hand side of the page). If not, check back in a week and hopefully we’ll be going again! Thank you to each of you who are a part of our community here even though I am not always able to keep things running flawlessly!