From a first time blogger, thoughts about life from an American missionary now living in the US after years in Russia and doing a lot of back and forth. Family stuff, Christian content, sports innuendo and lots of quotes from good books.
Life has not totally stopped since Anna's birth. There are still 3 brothers here who keep us laughing, learning, and praying a lot. A few photos of how they've entertained themselves since Anna came our way on Thursday night.
Well, we're in a holding pattern for Baby Browne #4 right now. Traci feels great but is ready to get the deal done. She had a few contractions last night but, as with all of our kids, when the sun came up the action stopped. It'll start again this evening probably.
"The cost of quitting will be a life of peaceful stagnation. We sons of eternity just cannot afford such a thing."
Just kinda thinking out loud today about...
Reflecting...a dangerous past time for a guy like me...
Just had a gut level post locked and loaded on reflection. Deleted it. Sure did. Right off the map of the universe. It's not coming back. I'm bummed.
Before talking about reflecting...I saw Bon Jovi on my CMT this morning! What's up with that? Crossover is one thing but Bon Jovi on CMT just ain't right. Some things are sacred and Larry the Cable Guy's channel is one of 'em. Back to Jersey JBJ! I can't properly reflect when you're on my CMT!!!!
I don't want to spend too much more time jabbing about my trip to Novosibirsk. It's worthy of it but other things are on my heart right now.
Well we have another (4th in 6 years) camp site for our WWYC outreach this summer. Someday we will finally find a place to call home. Till then we do our Israel imitation as we wander through the Siberian countryside looking and waiting for home. Here are some pictures to enjoy. By the way I am very, very excited about this location. It's a real children's pioneer camp instead of an adult vacation facility we try to convert into a children's camp. Here we go...
The point of this picture is that the place is working hard to brighten up itself. An artist was working in this room while I was there painting all the walls in this common area a bright, green and yellow color. This camp ground sat closed for 12 years due to finding shortages after the fall. It's only in its 4th year of operation after such a long down time. I like to think we're ultimately bringing revival to a nation but it is also encouraging to know that this place will be revived as a result of the Lord's presence there through us and the kids this summer.
Being back here is great. Not living in my flat is odd though. We are letting 4 single ladies live there so when I'm here I just live at the orphanage. When the family is here though we all live in the flat. Living at the orphanage definitely has its blessings though. The kids, the kids, the kids.