Author: ddear

Twenty-three but Seems Like a Lifetime

On a hot summer afternoon on July 29th in small-town Mississippi, two lives became one. We had just met the summer before, but God had a plan for us that was greater than we could even imagine. We have been on a journey we never dreamed of where God would lead us.  We always want […]

Engage Canada

Sunday, Emily and I will be flying out to Vancouver, BC, Canada to spend ten days as part of Access International Missions. We will be partnering along with two different church plants to see the Gospel continue to advance among unreached people groups from around the globe who have immigrated to Vancouver. Another group from […]

A Simple Toolbox

This is just a simple toolbox made and used by a simple man, my dad.  I’m not sure when it was made, but I remember seeing it around when I was growing up.  My dad was a journeyman wireman for IBEW Local 917 for most of my life.  His work took him all over the […]

Homeschool Reflections

Our journey into homeschooling started in when Hannah was around four years old.  Noel and I had been discussing whether or not we would put Hannah in school or homeschool.  I had never thought about it until a friend in our church told us about their homeschooling journey.  We prayed about it and had discussions about […]

Prom Dress Shopping

Prom dress shopping is not for the faint of heart.  Where to go? What style? What color? Shoes, jewelry, hair? Prom is not our first dance to deal with. The girls have gone to dances, but prom dresses were not required.  Hannah didn’t have a desire to go to prom last year even though some of […]

Life in Texas

It has been a little over a year since our lives moved to East Texas to serve in our new church First Baptist Nacogdoches. While it was hard to leave our friends in Ohio, we were looking forward to what God had in store for our family.  This move was the first move for Rae(other than […]

I’m Back!

It has been awhile since I have written anything. In our moving and transitioning, it seems that my other website went down. I’m not sure if that info will be recoverable, which is a little sad. So, here I am with a new website. I have a lot of things to recover and add so […]