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Peregrin Hawthorn: First Week in Pictures

December 14, 2016


Many people have asked about his name, and this is our prayer for him. Son, may you soar high like the Peregrine Falcon, be faithful in grand and noble adventures like Peregrin Took, grow strong and rooted like the Hawthorn tree, and express beautiful truths through whatever ways you are gifted, like Nathaniel Hawthorne. I was […]

Home alone for a week

December 11, 2015


Clarissa took the girls to visit her grandma in Idaho leaving me with some valuable uninterrupted time to work on our 92 year old house. 92 years ago someone put this toilet in the middle of this room in our basement, along the way some plumbing and painting changes have happened but it was still […]

Starbucks is Saving Christmas

November 7, 2015


I know that there has been a lot going around about how Starbucks hates Christmas (see here). But it is not true. In fact they love it. They have gone undercover to save Christmas. Don’t believe me? Let me show you: The Red Cup that says nothing. So many have accused Starbucks of hating Jesus for […]

reflecting on 7 years… the destination Orcas Island

August 7, 2015


Seven years ago we said, “I do” or “I will” or something like that. It was the beginning our our journey. Seven years ago we honeymooned on Orcas Island. A quaint community in the Puget Sound about 1.5 hours north of Seattle. 84 Lunaversaries later (yes, we celebrate our monthly anniversary) we headed back to […]

Jericho Walls

December 14, 2014


I wish that humility did not come from humiliation. Not the kind that makes you feel warm in the face after you just put your foot in your mouth but the kind that strips down all your defenses like the walls of Jericho falling, leaving you exposed and vulnerable. When I graduated from college I […]

Silver bullet

November 18, 2014


This post is for all of you who may be interested in the more technical aspect of what we do on the maintenance floor. I am picking up a bit from a former AIMer who wrote a blog all about refurbishing our aircraft. You can see his blog here project 206. We are a leaner […]

How to Run a Lathe

August 20, 2014


Do you know how to run a lathe? How about weld? Maybe you are good with wood working? Amazingly all of these are skills that aircraft mechanics need/it is really helpful if they can do them. Most of us though have limited exposure and less practice so when someone comes along who is a VoTech […]