Saturday, March 25, 2006


Or so we thought. The small leak in our water heater turned into a bit more than that with a little help from our plumbers. I walked into the kitchen while they were fixing it and water was flooding from the ceiling onto my counters and the floor. We hurried to get buckets, move everything off the counter, and lay down towels across the floor. They finally got the water stopped (I still don’t understand what they did) and replaced our hot water heater, but will have to return on Monday to replace our ceiling!

Needless to say, it’s been a busy week. Gabriel turned nine! Hard to believe that my little boy is growing up so quickly. He loves his new school and is doing so well. Friday night, he participated in the school’s Big Walk fundraiser, and he did 77 laps which equaled about 30 kilometers. His feet hurt today, but not enough to stop him from riding his new bike for a while this afternoon. We live at the top of a big hill, though, so coming home I followed him, but he was so tired after riding around at the school, so I attempted to put it in the trunk of our little car. Thankfully, a nice man in a truck stopped and drove it up the hill for Gabe.

Scott’s been going to our second round of BTCL Bible classes all week and they continue to go well. He’s putting a report of his trip to Mozambique together and I will share some of that next week.

I have a book deadline next Saturday, so I’m busy doing all the last minute edits. The book’s a novella collection called Sweet Home Alabama. It comes out in December and will be a really fun read. Here’s what the publisher says:

An anonymous, old-fashioned love note-a literature student's homework assignment-has been misplaced by its author. Jason finds the love note and mistakenly believes his new employee, Nicole, is hopelessly infatuated with him. When Zak finds the note on his tool cart at the garage, he's convinced Ellen's snobby friends and wealthy parents no longer pose an obstacle and plots an all-out strategy to win her heart. A matchmaking sister uses the note to ignite romance between Samantha and friend Garrett. And the note causes a collision of mistaken identity for Callie and Darryl and results in true love for two lonely souls.

It’s a fun, lighthearted story you won’t want to miss, set in a small town in Alabama.

I had some pictures to post, but our email’s down (again) and I can’t get them from Scott’s computer.




  1. Hi Lisa,

    I just found your blog and this is so neat! I didn't even realize you were a missionary in Africa!

    I'm also commenting/emailing to let you know that you won my blog contest for JUST AS I AM by Virginia Smith! Email me through my Blogger profile so I can get your mailing address, and any special way I need to package the book for international postage.


  2. Hi again,
    I'm such a doofus--it's not for JUST AS I AM (that's the book I'm about to post). You won QUEEN ESTHER AND THE SECOND GRADERS OF DOOM by Allie Pleiter!

    I promise I'll get my head straight someday. :)