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Thanksgiving Flood

I've had some wonderful and very memorable Thanksgivings with my family and then oversees with my missionary family.  One of the most memorable was a Thanksgiving we spent in a dump in Nicaragua; really put things in perspective.  This year we had no turkey or pumpkin pie but it was a memorable one to say the least.

   Wednesday was the last day of class but some of the teachers, who are enrolled in ACSI, had to stay late to watch some videos for our class.  It rained pretty much all day and continued to rain while we were in class.  Here, in Ceiba, a hard rain means flooded streets.  Since we were inside we didn't realize how severely the streets were flooded until we left the building.  Quite a few people were stranded at the school because no taxis were available. So, we took a few people with us in our car and attempted to go to our house.  Both entrances to Ceiba have bridges and both had been shut down so traffic was at a standstill.  It took us thirty minutes to get …

What's In a Name?

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Our Doctor told us at 16 weeks that she was pretty sure that I was going to have a boy.  However, we wanted to make sure and it was confirmed about a month ago that we are having a little boy.  Neither of us had preferences but I have to admit we are both ecstatic for this little guy.  We already had a name we both really liked but digging into the meaning it wasn't what we wanted. So we kept looking and we easily decided on Evan Jeremiah.
Throughout the Bible it is evident that God puts much emphasis on names.  Every time you say the name of your child or any person, for that matter, you are speaking that over them.  We wanted to speak a blessing over our child when we say his name.

Evan- In ancient Hebrew it means "YHWH is gracious", the literal translation in Hebrew is "rock", in Greek it means messenger.

Jeremiah- Hebrew "YHWH has uplifted or exalted."