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First of Many Goodbyes

(This blog post starts on a bridge) The school year is almost over. My time here in Kiev will soon be complete. There will be several sad goodbyes in the coming 5 weeks, the first of which took place today. At 2:30am this morning, I said goodbye to my friend Elvira and watched her taxi … Continue reading

Hoo Therg?

At our English Club last week, I asked for an example of a question in the simple present tense. Andrey provided us with this gem: “Hoo therg?” In other news, Elvira had a birthday party. We played Mexican Train Dominoes… …and Greed… …Vova won. Spring is here. The school year is winding down, only 7 … Continue reading

Counting Blessings, not Counting Days

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. The Lord has greatly blessed me here in Ukraine. The brothers and sisters I have been blessed to meet, the … Continue reading

That’s No Blue Moon, That’s a Blog Post!

I’ve been thinking lately about my goals and my priorities, and how my habits line up with them. I have decided that blogging every day is not a goal or a priority for me, and so I will stop torturing myself for not having this as a habit. I think that once a week is … Continue reading

Thanksgiving in January!

You may have heard of ‘Christmas in July’ before, but I guarantee you that you have never heard of ‘Thanksgiving in January’ before! I have some very good friends in Texas who sent me a ‘Christmas’ present/care package just after Thanksgiving, and we were sure that it had gotten lost in the mail. Almost 2 … Continue reading

There is a Friend Who Sticks Closer than a Brother

I have been learning some valuable lessons here in Kiev. I am truly blessed by the friends I have here, and will miss them in a few months when I return to Texas. God puts people in our lives at various times for various reasons, and we need to always be on the lookout for … Continue reading

Pride Goeth Before the Pull-Up Bar Falls

Today was an amazing day. Church in the morning and evening, with youth group in between. We had the largest youth group that we’ve had in months (in fact, all year) and had a wonderful time of fellowship the whole afternoon. And there were brownies! Sometime before people began to arrive at the college for … Continue reading

I Wanted Borsch!

It’s time for a weekly recap. Monday I’ve been back in Kiev for a whole school week now. I flew in on Monday afternoon, landing around 5pm local time. There was a concert I wanted to go to at 7pm. Traffic was bad, but we had just enough time to drop off my bags at … Continue reading

Firstborn of All Creation

(I used up my allotted blogging time this evening finishing up my Greek homework, so I decided to save some time and just post my Greek homework. Unfortunately, I did my homework in Russian, and therefore I have to take extra time to translate it back to English. c’est la vie.) Colossians 1:15-16 15 ὅς … Continue reading

Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted his voice and wept

Genesis 29:11 (Today’s reading: Genesis 28-29) I don’t understand this verse. Granted, my experience with kissing is extremely limited, but I just don’t understand why Jacob cried. I understand verse 10. Notice that for 9 verses already Jacob has been standing around talking with the shepherds, but it’s only when he sees the pretty girl … Continue reading