Grandpa and David

Corinthians 15:55, “Oh, death, where is your victory? Oh, death, where is your sting?” Three weeks ago, my grandpa–the strongest and godliest man I know–joined baby David (referred to here) in Heaven. It was too soon for both of them. Today, I am celebrating the anniversary of David’s passing, and remembering my grandpa’s as well.


I returned to Lima on Thursday night (after being delayed for 10 hours!) after a wonderful 6 days in Cajamarca, a city nestled in the mountains (Sierra) of Peru. It is a beautiful, historic place, famous for the presence of the Inca and apparently where the Inca used to take baths! It has a tragic


Along with all the other bloggers in the world, I’ve decided to make a Best of 2012 list, categorized by month. You’ll find 12 highlights–one from each month and some random reflections of my first year in Peru. Many of you know that 2012 has looked extremely different than I was imagining this time one

Christmas, Part 1

I’m sitting here in the George Bush International Airport of Houston, Texas. I’ve been here since 6:40 this morning, when I proceeded to wait an hour for customs and hear that four flights to KC were cancelled. I’m holding onto hope that this next flight, scheduled to leave at 5:35, will make it, and I,