Adventuring On

January brought some exciting adventures to the Schell household. We have journeyed to places we have never been, doing things we have never done. It has been a wonderful experience. Our year started off with the purchase of a second home in Oklahoma. It was one of those things we knew was right even when…

Something to Ponder: Are You Following?

Picking up you cross? What?! Simply put, have you let go of choosing your own way and embraced God’s?  And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his…

Tiny Beginnings

“The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.” Matthew 13:33 My kitchen has the lovely smell of bread rising. Flour mixed with yeast gives off the beautiful aroma of the anticipation of something wonderful to come. I can remember my…

Are You All In? Trusting God Completely

It was a long night spent sitting in cramped quarters. What was I thinking? About half way in, I began to think my traveling days were over. I reached my limit of “discomfort by choice.” And then there was a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. The Hours to Arrival ticked down…

Lessons from a Foreign Land

It’s been some time since I visited Tajikistan, but the lessons will remain in my heart forever. One AM. Our plane touched down in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. We were all ushered into a cement block building to wait in line for passport control. One-by-one we were summoned into a small room to present our visas and…

Something to Ponder

But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. Jude 1 ESV http://bible.com/59/jud.1.20-21.ESV