Parks in Puebla

One of the great lacks of Puebla is green space–parks. There are some decent ones, and we love them, but coming from very green areas (WA & PA) we sometimes miss wide swathes of green grass and lots of trees rustling in the wind. Yesterday we found a neat little park by the river. It’s […]

Official 2011 Glessner Christmas Music Video

Well, we’ve had other things on our plate, but better late than never. Or early! Way early for 2012! Courtesy of Relient K, “I ain’t gettin nuttin for Christmas” which surely must be the best rendition of the song ever, even though I haven’t gone and listened to every version out there. Update: here’s a […]

Some thoughts on hell and good news

Last week on Children’s Day, April 30th, here in Mexico, Gavin and Fiona prayed to accept Jesus as their Savior. It was a really special moment, and the culmination of a process which has lasted a month or so (or years, depending on your view of educating your children in the ways of the Lord; […]

Drew’s volcano

Drew was assigned the topic of “Volcanoes” in his geography class, which, when you think about it, is a pretty exciting topic. So he conspired with Barbara-Lee to make a volcano and set it off as part of the presentation. It’s semi-difficult to dig information out of Drew about “how did your day go”, so […]

Photo post: Veracruz

Here’s the complete set of photos from the EBM Retreat in Veracruz: EBM Retreat 2011. If you already looked at the first bunch, advance through the small slides at the bottom to #64.

Drew’s Greek Class

Drew wanted to know if I could read the Greek in the front of his Gideons NT. Like, duh, who couldn’t ;). Yeah it didn’t really take a genius to figure out it was John 3:16! So that naturally led him to the question, how different is the modern Greek NT from the original? Here […]

Congratulations, Rachel (or, another one bites the dust)

So, it’s not every day you get a phone call from Paris, but today we did. It was my (Tim’s) cousin, Rachel, calling to say that she got engaged yesterday in Pareee (Paris, but make sure you read it with a nasal tone). So congratulations to Rachel and Christian (especially if you didn’t actually get […]

Week in Review: February 12, 2011

I write this in hopes of starting something regular, looking back at our week, touching on highlights, showing what our week is typically like, and, hopefully being interesting. I’m pretty wiped, since I took Drew to a football camp in the morning (a missionary friend is running it in the community behind Pueblo Nuevo) and […]

A new house

Well, after three months of looking, we found a house in Pueblo Nuevo. I suppose I’m not as excited as I ought to be (I think I’m as thankful as I ought to be), because it’s more of temporary housing, and we’ll be sharing space in front with cars (a two car front-to-back garage), a […]

Una Blanca Navidad, desde Puebla

Have you seen the cartoon of Santa and four reindeer singing the Drifters’ version of White Christmas? Well, we have been inspired by it for a few years now (both the cartoon and the song), and were finally inspired enough to do our own, uh, version.