Monday, July 27, 2009


Recently our family was invited to join some friends at a private park for a few hours of rest and recreation. While there we enjoyed petting and taking pictures of a very tame meerkat.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

God's Breath (Job 33:4)

I would like to share the words of a song with you that should be every Christian's prayer. In the verse I listed above Job says that God had given him life. He was probably referring to physical life, but we know that God is also the source of our spiritual life. In the Word of God we find all the answers we need for life (physical) and Godly living (spiritual) II Peter 1:3.
Breath on me, breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.
Breath on me, breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.
Breath on me, breath of God,
Till I am wholly Thine,
Till all this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.
Breathe on me, breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.
-Edwin Hatch, 1835-1889
Many who are reared in religious circles, grow up in a lifestyle, but have no reality. But there is nothing more REAL than a relationship with God. I trust all who read this will know that reality!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Bumps

We took the Bumps to the airport in Johannesburg last Friday, July 3rd. It is hard to believe that six months have come and gone so quickly. They have been great neighbors. They have been a huge blessing in the school, church, mission, and community. We will certainly miss them.


On June 29th the Bumps and our family loaded up into our Avanza and headed north. Our destination? Well...a variety of places. We stayed at a guest house right across the river from Kruger National Park. We actually only went into the park one day because of the price, but from the guest house we were able to see several different animals. Other destinations during our holiday included the Indian Ocean from the shores of Mozambique and a short drive through Swaziland. The mountains above are in Swaziland. The photo below is of the Indian Ocean in Mozambique. Below that are a few pictures of some of the animals in Kruger. We enjoyed our holiday, but we had to come home to rest. Out of the six days we were away I drove most of five days. I figure I drove nearly 40 hours last week. I, for one, was very happy to get back home.