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Post submitted by Gretchen Miller A friend of mine gave me some Gerbera Daisies last week because she was going on vacation and knew if she left them at home with her son the flowers would probably die. And after the first day I was thinking my friend was probably better off to have left […]

Mighty Men & Women

I spoke to Eden Prairie Presbyterian Church last week. If you are interested in hearing the talk you can find it here: Mighty Men & Women We are having some minor difficulties with our podcasting abilities so I placed the talk on my church’s website. The talk comes from the story of David’s Mighty Men […]

Germany thoughts…from Lisa Beavers

From Lisa There are certain things that cross language barriers… Smiles Music Sharing a Meal Playing Sports Hugs Tears Prayer Pictures These are things that can be shared between people… felt and understood whether or not your spoken languages are the same. God showed me this in fresh and heart warming ways during our time […]

Germany from Gretchen’s Perspective

From Gretchen Miller… Just like my new German boot cup (it is so fun you have to drink out of it), my heart bubbles over with joy when I think about our time in Germany. It was my maiden voyage on a trip like this and I feel so blessed and humbled by the opportunity […]

Germany, Part 3

On Saturday, March 20, I woke up to a bit of a scare. Gretchen informed me that she woke up at around 3:00 am and couldn’t fall back asleep. Of course I was sleeping soundly throughout this entire time and she decided not to bother me. For the first time, she said she really sensed […]

Germany, Part 2

(Beavers, Millers, and Dan in front of the Berlin Wall) Because of a cancellation on Wednesday in Dorsten, we headed to Berlin one day sooner than expected. Eric and I grew to love the no speed limit zones on the autobahn. There is nothing like the thrill of driving 180 km an hour without the […]

Germany, Part One

It was our intention when we left for Germany to keep this website updated with our whereabouts and stories of God working but the busyness of travel and sporadic internet use derailed this plan. So now that we are back and settling into U.S. life I want to take some time to fill you in. […]


From now until the end of February General Sherman is available for $7.95 plus shipping if ordered through our website (hint – look to the right). We will even throw in a complimentary copy of Fully Alive as well. Order away! This is a great book for kids of all ages. At all of our […]

Is Not For Now

from Rob Stearns I wrote this poem over a couple days. I started out writing it on one day, had to put it down, got distracted, forgot about it, then remembered, then continued. I hope it makes sense. The reason for this poem is my friend Jamie’s sister, Penny. She has cancer. A young woman, […]

I just left the hospital. My friends Dan & Heather just had their first child, Bjorn Daniel, yesterday evening. Holding a newborn baby never gets old for me. Bjorn wasn’t even 24 hours old yet and I was holding him and looking at his big old cheeks and giant sized baby hands. Babies are a […]