A Return to Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

This will re-publish as I make a return trip to Mission Aviation Fellowship -MAF.  This time I am staying for  a few days to volunteer in the fabrication shop.  I am excited.  Following is the background for this trip from a previous post. Many of the things that form our lives rest in the background. […]

A Visit to Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

Many of the things that form our lives rest in the background.  They crisscross our paths making significant deposits in quiet ways.   On a recent trip to the northwest, we took time to visit the headquarters of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Nampa, ID.  We have been supporters of MAF for over 20 years, but my […]

What Is Happening With The Cute Biplane Build?

The Biplane Build:  To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything. – Otto Lilienthal Aviation is still considered a man’s world by many. The time to reach young ladies is during their first years of school. Research has shown that although children may change their minds several […]

Can Calm And Tumultuous Define The Same Year?

“Nothing conquers the chaos around me like the calm assurance that I am at peace with God”  – Ron Brackin Dear Friends and Family, It has been a couple of years since I did an annual recap.  I almost skipped this year, giving into the lurking sense of uncertainty, but then I began to recount […]

How Does One Find The Slipstream To A Transformational Adventure?

I have lived my life in the slipstream of experience – Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard A slipstream is defined as “a current of air or water driven back by a revolving propeller or jet engine” and “an assisting force regarded as drawing something along behind something else.”  As applies to life, it usually is in retrospect that I […]

Generational Stories Provide A Foundation Of Delight

“It’s important to teach our children their heritage. Who are your ancestors? What were their traditions? Each of us has (generational) stories to tell. If these stories are unwritten, then how are your children going to know of their parentage?”  ― Linda Weaver Clarke This time a couple of years ago, I was preparing for […]

A Rare Year In Review – Top Posts for 2020

A Rare Year:  “Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past.  Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.” – Brooks Atkinson In looking for a quote to recap 2020, as well as, “hit the ground running” 2021 post, the quote above resonated.  I found it […]

Thoughtful Reflections On Christmas Past And Present

A few years ago, at this time, I had just returned from a three week trip to Indonesia where I was able to assist with a project for Mission Aviation Fellowship. Giving One’s time in this way is an honor and Joy.  I turned 64 while away.  God’s special birthday gift to me – an […]

Multiplying Days On Earth With Airplanes

“That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.”   Deut 11: 21 A couple of years ago I was privileged to be part of a delegation who converged  at the Textron Customer […]