Archive for April, 2017

Mark’s Quote of the Day

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Saudi Arabia and Egypt Trip

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Wild baboons in Abha, Saudi Arabia.

SAUDI ARABIA, Mar 29, 2017: Saudi forces used Patriot missiles to destroy 4 Scud ballistic missiles launched from Yemen which were targeting two border cities, Abha and Khamis Mushait.

Yes, Moses the camel lived. 🙂

Updated count:
49 States, one to go. Appropriately, Hawaii will be 5-0.
44 Countries
5 Continents

Mark’s Quote of the Day

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

“You are unique. You are valuable. And you matter.

Don’t strive to be like someone else. Be who God created you to be. Be you.”

— Tim Tebow

Mark’s Quote of the Day

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.”

— Thomas A. Edison

Rest in Peace, Kelly

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017


Kelly Ann Gibbins Vardamaskos
7/7/1963 – 3/30/2017

My little sister was the nicest, most generous person I’ve ever known. Her loss has put a hole in my soul that will never heal.

Probably like everyone who loved her, I prayed every day and asked God to take away her pain and give it to me, for I am better able to shoulder the load.

God answered my prayers. Thank you, God.

But, truth be told, I am really, really struggling with my share of the burden.

I love you so much, Kelly.