The internet really is an amazing thing sometimes. Soren and I were discussing Danish and German phrases and names. Then...there was a Maersk commercial for Columbia airing on one of our "local" stations, and so I decided to look up this company that we see with frequency, or at least their containers on the backs of semi trucks.
It is a Danish company as it turns out, originally Mærsk, as in the founder's last name. Very interesting. But I found out more than I bargained for...It's founder was Christian. The star on their logo comes from a very personal story. It started on his first ship and he told his wife later that it was in memory of the night in 1886 when he prayed for her (she was ill and near death while accompanying him on a voyage.) He asked for a sign, that if a star would appear in the sky that was gray and cloudy, it would be a reminder that the Lord answers prayers. He saw a star, and was filled with hope.
We have so many ways to be reminded that the Lord is here, that He hears us. Here is just one more.
Well, here we are. A new website, a new design (all credit for pulling this off goes to the web guru, genius, all around great guy Michael Haag) and a new blog. I will likely continue blogging here to keep everything in one location. The old blog will still be there, but all future posts should come here. I will likely not change anything of the mix of personal and strictly mission related topics, as I am just the blog author...there could be future posts here by others as well, we will have to see how this adapts/changes/grows.
We also made changes to the apartment we have up where the offices are, adding bunk beds there as well.
The reason for doing that now was seeing that most people have no great affinity for the man cave, and we want to continue to welcome groups here bigger than what the mission house can handle, so adding alternative sleeping arrangements than the man cave was a key. So we have more bunk beds, with stairs just like the mission house are in both bedrooms there, with a double mattress on bottom and a regular twin up top. These are great quality cedar bunk beds, and the steps are actually drawers as well for storage. And I was easily able to walk right up and jump into the top bunk...if that is not a test of quality, I do not know what is.