“Operation Arctic”

Imagine getting to load up scads of kiddos and chaperones to get a mouse’s-eye view of what we get to do in this amazing corner of the world!  Well, that’s kind of what we got to do this summer when a church in the Midwest asked us to make a video for them about our […]

Hunting 2017

During our September trip to Grayling, not only were we able to see the church building repaired to the point of being able to meet in it (another post!), but God provided the opportunity to hunt.  Our friend Marvin volunteered to be our captain and guide, taking us up the Yukon River, across the Yukon […]

Summer in Review

As we are wrapping up harvest and doing final prep on the property to be buttoned up for winter, here’s a quick review of this summer’s highlights!  We are so thankful for God’s faithfulness seen in the ability to grow food and for His blessings as progress was made on the house. This summer, we […]

First View of the Bering Sea

As it happened, on our last trip home from Grayling two days ago last month, we decided to make a fuel stop in Unalakleet.  James had come to the realization that avgas was $3/gallon cheaper there than anywhere else between Grayling and Fairbanks, and that it would only add 20 minutes to a straight-home flight.  […]

Update on the Homeplace

As thoughts and materials are starting to pile up to begin the next round of summer projects, it occurs to me that I haven’t ever documented the progress made on the homeplace during last summer’s race with the calendar.  Sometimes we’ll get comments that imply that, perhaps since so much time has passed we just […]

Meet Our Kids’ Friends

These are the young people that encourage our children – in person and online; the friends that they pray with, study the Bible and discuss life with, chat and laugh with. Because we know and have seen the passion each of these 72 young people has for knowing God and His Word and making Him […]

Fall Beauty, More Harvest

During our trip to Grayling last week, we also got to enjoy not only the lovely weather and scenery, but also some time for hunting.  Moose season closed while we were there, and our friend Marvin graciously took us out in his boat to for an overnight his trapping cabin, hunting along the river as […]