Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010


We were welcomed home by hugs from Talitha, who had cleaned the house, baked banana bread, and put bouquets on the kitchen table and in our bedroom.

We went out to lunch to celebrate. Now we’re just enjoying being here.

If you’ve read any of my chaos posts, you’ll appreciate my resolve that I won’t go to bed tonight until my suitcase is unpacked (and the stuff put where it belongs!). That’s my least favorite part of traveling.

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7 Responses to “Home”

  1. Thank you for taking us along on your travels. It was the next best thing to being there! What a lovely welcome home you received from your daughter!

  2. I appreciate you reminding us of this commitment. Although I haven’t dealt with my residual chaos yet I am trying to discipline myself to hang up my clothes, put away things I get out, and do whatever else I can do to prevent the chaos from getting any worse.
    I’m imagining long distance accountability :o)

  3. That’s my least favorite too Noel! Oh man!

  4. Loved reading your posts about your trip. I even went to the library to check out Elizabeth Peters books. I am reading The Dead Sea Cipher. Thanks for the recommendation. And whenever I get home from a trip I have to unpack my suitcase before I go to bed. Not a favorite part of the trip but I always feel compelled to do it. Thanks again for taking us along on your trip.

  5. How we have loved following yet another exciting adventure in the life of the Pipers! Talitha is a dear . . . so thoughtful! I have to admit, Noel, I am awful about unpacking my bags, also. It is such a good feeling when that job is done. I bet you slept even better knowing you did not have to wake up to that task!
    Looking forward to the pictures yet to come.

  6. Hi Noel! I am so glad that you and John had such a great trip to Cairo and that by God’s grace you have returned safely.

    I am so blessed by the ministry that God has given to you and your family these past 30 years.

    John (my husband) and I were able this past fall to go to the Desiring God Conference and loved the message of Christ that was shared through the life of Calvin. We even got to meet your beloved John for a brief moment.

    Just recently another blessing was bestowed upon me by your love for sharing what God has done with others in the Faith. Though you wrote it a few years ago, I just finished reading Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God. I want to thank you for taking the time to compile such wonderful stories of God’s glory, shown through some women who answered the call and lived a life worthy of that calling.

    May your ministry be continually blessed, as God wills.

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