Chicago to Atlanta with kids

There is always something exhilarating about attempting something slightly crazy. Or maybe that’s just me. When I set off with my boys on our winter road trip between Chicago and Atlanta, the adrenaline was definitely pumping. During the next six days, I would spend more than 24 hours driving. In anticipation of this, I had an arsenal ready: two huge bags of snacks; 19 books from the … Continue reading Chicago to Atlanta with kids

Be careful who’s listening

When it became clear last fall that we would be leaving Kazakhstan soon, I started to look for jobs in the USA. It wasn’t an easy process because I was usually either under-qualified or overqualified. I got desperate and started praying more seriously about what God wanted me to do. He impressed on me that I should apply for PhD programs. My wife had been looking … Continue reading Be careful who’s listening