In June of 2016 on a return trip to Kansas from a family gathering in Moscow, ID, we took time to stop at the headquarters of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Nampa, ID. We have been supporters of MAF for over 25 years, but my journey with this organization goes back much further. The Paternal […]
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 […]
Who Ultimately Are The Really Poor And- How Can We Best Serve Them?
For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. Matt 26:11 Recently I was watching an episode of Poldark on Masterpiece Classic. It is a BBC Period piece set in Cornwall England beginning in the 1780s. In this particular episode, the lower classes in the region were starving due to […]
How Far Is A Simple Mile Really? A Crazy Revelation!
“If you build a mile of hi-way you can go a mile – if you build a mile of runway you can go anywhere in the world”- Edward M. Bolen, President, and CEO NBAA I recently returned from the Women In Aviation International conference. Although I have been a member almost since the start of […]
Come See The Amazing Truth About How Far Wichita Aviation Goes!
“I’m going to fly this thing, then I’m going to set it afire and never have another thing to do with aeroplanes!” —Clyde Cessna after an unsuccessful 1911 attempt at flight Wichita aviation has been a backdrop for most of my life. I was not aware of this fact for many years, but the reality […]
How Rescuing Lost Stories Is A Noble Thing
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.”Proverbs 31:8 NLT The noble mission of giving lost stories a voice goes much deeper than simply finding interesting facts. There is something quite visceral when a story emerges from the shadows and sheds light on current happenings. Recently I […]
The Value of Margins – Six lessons From Ladders and Air Traffic Control
I have come to appreciate the value of margins. This happened during a season when my husband took too a tumble from a ladder while trimming a tree. Yes, there was a running chainsaw involved. We are thankful the only damage from the incident was a broken left heel bone. Nonetheless, crutches in a three-story […]
Heartwarming Reflections On 2022 To Empower 2023
“Celebrate endings — for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie As I contemplated writing about this past year, a heartwarming reflection was not what came to mind. To be honest about how I FELT about his year, was “blah”. However, as I looked back at the year objectively, I see my feelings need […]