Carl and Ellie

One of the things people warn you about living in a place like Mauritius is “Island Fever.” Not an actual physical illness, Island Fever instead is that aching feeling you get when you live somewhere where it’s impossible to drive more than 2 hours in a straight line without hitting the coast. It begins to…

FAQs: We’re Moving to Mauritius!

So by now, we’re guessing you’ve watched our big announcement video and you know that we’re moving to an incredible jewel hidden in the Indian Ocean called Mauritius! We wanted to follow up that video by anticipating some questions you might have and answer them to the best of our abilities. But as always, please…

Adam Reviews the Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

If you’re familiar with this blog, you know that Emily and I mostly use it to keep in touch with friends and family about our lives and adventures being so far away from home. So I should explain that I’m writing this because I consider the Hobbit to be, in a way, part of my life….

The Yuck Duck and the Yay Duck

A friend of ours told us once how she teaches children to adjust to big changes like moving overseas. It can be hard for little ones to understand that sometimes life is full of paradoxes and they can get overwhelmed thinking about how some things in the move are good and some are bad. My…

Good Friday Reflections

I prefer renaissance depictions of the resurrection, but in my opinion the crucifixion belongs to the baroque period. So much tension, drama, and darkness marks Good Friday images in my mind. The death of the King and it was all our fault. How great and terrible! Even though His sacrifice was a gift to us, there…

What Can a Kid Really Do?

Emily and I are moving to Southern India to work with children because we believe that kids can change the world. However, there are many who would ask, “What can a kid really do?” Well, we think this animated video of a story from Jimmy Siebert, president of Antioch Ministries International, will help explain just…

Our Life this Spring

Dear family, friends, and supporters: The past few months have been a whirlwind for us and the next few months will be as well, so we wanted to take a minute to fill you in on life this spring. A lot of you saw our previous post about the great trip we took to Maryland….

Maryland Trip

This last week, Emily and I traveled to Maryland to visit our good friends Matt and Agnes (Click to read about Emily’s 10-year friendship with Agnes here!) It was an awesome trip. We visited Washington DC, got a lot of time with Matt and Agnes, and got to share about India with their amazing church…

The Freedom of the Yoke: Suggestions for Millennial Men

I’ve written about what I consider to be ageism against millennials before. But I want to offer a slightly different perspective on it here. When I last wrote about the topic, I ended with a plea to the older generation to rally around my mine and invest in us through mentorship. But now I want to…

Our Mission Statement

One thing that we have been encouraged to do by our organization before we move overseas is to come up with a family mission statement. As Emily and I sat down to come up with our mission statement, we found it hard to do, considering the fact that we are both still so young. Some…

This is the best MLK Tribute video I’ve seen

Happy MLK Day, everyone! Remember, Emily and I are raising start-up funds to help us move to India, so if you’d like to help fight oppression overseas, just go to theeverflow.com/give “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Do You Want God Back In Schools?

Since becoming an educator, I have enjoyed the privilege of listening to many peoples’ opinion on the education system. What’s more, as a christian I have been privy to a certain opinion that I’m sure is common to all christian educators. Allow me to paint the scene for you: You are at church, the band…