Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Romans 10:14

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

Yesterday, talking with Virginia - my deaf friend - she was lamenting how many of the deaf congregation can not pick up and read the bible for themselves. In church they are asking so many questions, they're hungry for the Word!

If they are able to read, the text of the bible often is just too much for them to understand.
It's a completely other language than sign. It's hard to understand.
She felt that it was unfortunate that in the USA there are several resources for deaf Christians to study and learn the bible in ASL (American Sign Language) but none here.

So what is a deaf christian to do?

That's one of the reasons that her husband, Carlos, the deaf pastor, wants to make a Mexican Signed Bible and other bible study resources on DVD. A huge task, but so necessary.

Until then?

I told Virginia that there are several countries and languages where the people do not read. And back in the bible days there was no bible for them to pick up and read . . . so how did those christian grow? How do the tribal people without written language learn about God?

We tell them!

And may the Holy Spirit be our guide, but we tell them!

McDonald's in the Mission Field

The title sounds so much more dramatic than this post really is . . .

But I was reading over at Blakes in Thailand about their experience with Pizza Hut there and sweet Ketchup and I was reminded that this Friday Ensenada is getting it's very own STARBUCKS! WOO HOO!!!!
To join our now so popular McDonald's, Burger King, KFC, Carl's Jr, Peter Piper Pizza, Applebee's, Wal-Mart, Cost-Co . . . oh, and Dairy Queen.
But like the Blakes . . .Carl's Jr is considered "fine dinning" and not for the penny pinchers like ourselves.

A small family can eat there for about $30, expensive eating for around here. But BOY do these places have some whopper PLAY PLACES! All indoor, all air conditioned . . .

So it goes that if all these are high priced, even compared to their American counterparts, what will a tall double shot soy latte go for here?!?!?!?


Friday, October 19, 2007

Aloha Friday

The question this week:
Why do you blog?
Ah, the ultimate blog question
  • I am socially charged . . meaning, when my emotional tank is getting low I throw a game night at my home, and come away flying.I need people to not lose it,
  • I need to feel justified for still paying off student loans for a BA,
  • I need contact and communication and sometimes a reality check
  • plus a good way to keep in contact with those far away
  • friends, dawg-gone-it! Friends!
Wouldn't you know the blog can do this? Plus it is a type of journal, and whatnot . . . a way to travel the world while staying at home.
I like that.


The newborn . . .
The eldest . . .
The food-nabber . . .

The result of mom trying to take a nap . . . . can't see the floor! *ack!*

Do notice the gallon of ice cream little Missy helped herself too, along with the peanut butter . . .

Mom's response:

Monday, October 15, 2007

Life with a newborn

Oh! We are seeing his first smiles now! That is always so delightful.

But I've noticed two changes in habits since he's arrived:
*It is easy to not change into jammies (after I've gotten out of them) for a day or more and
*I've cease making my bed
for the same reason that there isn't a "bed time" for me right now since he is nursing every 2-3 hours. Instead I just seam to nap sporadically through out this 24 hour period.

The unmade bed to me is like wishful thinking . . . "why make it, I'll be back under the covers soon" even though that may not be the case . . .

Speaking of which, I guess I'll get under those covers now . . .

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cops and Robbers

Cops and Robbers

Sally had three very active boys. One summer evening, she
was playing cops and robbers in the back yard after dinner.
One of the boys "shot" his mother and yelled, "Bang! You're
dead." She slumped to the ground, and when she didn't get up
right away, a neighbor ran over to see if she had been hurt
in the fall.

When the neighbor bent over, the overworked mother opened
one eye and said, "Shhh. Don't give me away. It's the only
chance I've had to rest all day."

Received from Thomas Ellsworth.

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Monday, October 08, 2007

It is finnished!

I am finally done typing our ministry newsletter! Woo Hoo!!!
It should have been done in September . . . but you know, I was kinda busy . .

Our ministry newsletter is posted in two parts over on our ministry blog . . .

Baja Compassion Ministries
Heather, thank you for googling what to do with eggs in the carpet!
It worked . . . :-)

Saturday, October 06, 2007


So . . .anyone out there know the best way to get a dozen raw eggs out of the kids room carpet?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I think it was cactus.

Today, the ladies from the Gran Ciudad of Porvenir, also known as 'Poh-Dunk' are starting something new and of great blessing to us! That is saying a lot, since it is well known that things just don't change much in Porvenir. It's the predecessor to Never-never land.

I went to church last Sunday - the baby being a week old, may be unusual, but I don't think unheard of, and I do so love me some good churching . . . but when I walked through a room on my way to change the newborn's diaper, a lady of the church gave looked at me with HUGE SAUCER EYES . .

"I can't believe your here!!!"

I mumbled something in response akin to me staying in the house all week, and I'm ready to get OUT . . . so she started to tell me about the "La Cuarentena"

La cuarentena is the 40-day postpartum period during which the mother is to rest and adjust to having a new infant. During this recuperation period, the mother is discouraged from getting out of bed for the first few hours after birth, if at all, unless she needs to use the bathroom. She is also discouraged from taking showers for several days. Another friend told me that she had heard that they were discouraged from taking showers for the WHOLE 40 days. To provide for this mother-newborn bonding time, family members usually take care of household chores.

Nice, huh?

Anyway . . . since I don't have any extra help at the home, my non-blogging gal pal arranged for these ladies to make us dinner for two weeks. This is something I hear of more and more happening state side, but a NEW NEW NEW idea to these ladies.

And today we got our first feast!

I think it was cactus . . . " nopal", but I'm not 100% sure, mixed with beef . . .I hope it was beef. It was tasty, slightly squeaky when we ate it, with Spanish rice and re fried beans, and corn tortillas . . . all home made except the tortillas.

I am grateful!

And if anything this promises to be a dining adventure!!!
doing better

Monday, October 01, 2007

How am I?

I'm feeling the pull of the sleep deprived as my newborn gets on a routine.
Barely hanging in there.
Trying not to snap too many times at the other two kiddos . . one of which wants to just be ON the baby . . .
the count is up to 4 times that she - my independent 3 year old has brought the newborn to where ever I was. Usually it is when we (newborn and I ) are trying to catch some zzz's . . *sigh*
And the graciousness in which my loving hubby has been helping me out has officially worn out with today's comment "Do you have something against 'clean'?"

It'll pass . . .
and quickly, I know . .
it'll pass
it'll pass
it'll pass . . .