The Prices Write (September 2020, part 1)

Thank you for your faithful prayers for us! My (Todd’s) mom (pictured above) and dad both have pretty severe dementia and are no longer able to completely take care of themselves. They are living in their own house in Oklahoma City, and my sister, Tracey, and I are helping them out at this time. ItContinue reading “The Prices Write (September 2020, part 1)”

Of widows, coins and offering boxes

This week I am editing the translations of Luke 21. Communicating the meaning of God’s Word across languages is always fascinating but is a highly complex task. Take Luke 21:1-4 as an example. It says that the widow put in two lepta. Luke’s original audience understood Roman coinage and new that a lepton was theContinue reading “Of widows, coins and offering boxes”

Visiting California for more tests & second opinions

Christ is risen; He’s risen indeed! The weather was beautiful in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, for Ariela, Daniel, and Kirsten to enjoy an Easter egg hunt with Pam (pictured above). Matthew and I enjoyed worship at home in Kansas City with Elizabeth and Stephen. Thank you for praying for us. Matthew has had good appointments hereContinue reading “Visiting California for more tests & second opinions”

Update on Matthew; next steps moving forward (The Prices Write, April 2020

As most of you know, our 21-year old son, Matthew, was in a severe motorcycle accident near Walnut Creek, California, on January 18. He spent 46 days in the hospital and underwent ten surgeries, including the amputation of his left arm at the elbow. We praise God for sparing Matthew’s life during the accident andContinue reading “Update on Matthew; next steps moving forward (The Prices Write, April 2020”

Matthew's car sold; referrals sent to other hospitals; moving to KC this weekend

That was fast! The weather in Slavonski Brod, Croatia: sometimes sunny, sometimes snowy! Once again, I wanted to thank you all for your prayers for Matthew and us. Here’s the latest: We have now finished the paperwork requesting that Matthew’s medical records be sent to three hospitals along with a referral from his UCSF surgeon,Continue reading “Matthew's car sold; referrals sent to other hospitals; moving to KC this weekend”

Kirsten safe and sound back at home in Croatia

Praise God that Kirsten is home safe and sound in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, with Pamala and the kids! Her BFA dorm parents worked so hard to get her to the airport early in the morning, and she was able to fly from Basel to Amsterdam to Zagreb. Pam picked her up at the airport, and nowContinue reading “Kirsten safe and sound back at home in Croatia”

Matthew off all IVs, to be discharged soon

Yesterday throughout the day, they lowered Matthew’s IV medications, and this morning stopped it completely. We are so excited since this means that he is no longer tethered to the IV pole. Now Matthew can put his shirt on since all the IV lines which were in the way are no longer hooked up. Now,Continue reading “Matthew off all IVs, to be discharged soon”

Luke 1-2 & 50 Bible stories printed & distributed in Gurbet & Arli

Before I had to quickly leave Croatia to come to the States after Matthew’s accident, we had been waiting for the printers in Serbia to print a booklet of Luke chapters 1-2 and a book of 50 illustrated Bible stories in three of the Roma languages (Gurbet, Arli and Chergash). These have been printed, andContinue reading “Luke 1-2 & 50 Bible stories printed & distributed in Gurbet & Arli”

The crackle of wood, the barking of dogs …

The Prices Write, December 2019, part 1 The crackle of the logs in the woodstove heating our small room, the dogs barking excitedly at the horse passing by pulling the wagon, the neighbors blaring pop music through open windows so the whole neighborhood can know that they have just had a grandchild, the door toContinue reading “The crackle of wood, the barking of dogs …”