Author Archives: islandsundays

About islandsundays

A great God, one crazy husband, five home-schooled children, and a (post-island) life at the tip of Africa ...

hello, love

  This girl, my first baby, how I love her. And yet how I struggled in the beginning to be loving. That puzzled me for a long time. Now I know where I was getting stuck. I had to learn … Continue reading

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wake up and live, for the hard days

  “Ultimately, the difference between Christians and non-Christians is not a question of salvation for the former and damnation for the latter. The fundamental difference is that Christians know that they are loved by God and the others do not. Hence, … Continue reading

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growing up nine

You are growing up a strong sapling, young man. May you become a great strong oak of righteousness, a place of generous refuge..

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and a happy birthday

Another birthday in our house. Homemade Snugwich breakfast, as always! His sisters!(His little brother slept through it all.)  Cupcakes! Dude, you need a hair cut …

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running

A knee injury, a baby, and a transcontinental move later, I am running again, people! Once a week, there is nothing between me and 10 km of dirt road in the mountains. Me, dust, heat and flowers, towering peaks, a … Continue reading

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two

‘Hello everybody, how do you do, my name is youngest brother, and I am two!’  And so the baby turns two and it is his turn to learn the little family rhyme that all the others were introduced to on … Continue reading

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bonded

. Boys.  Books.  Brothers.

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