I think it is not out of our God’s power and mercifulness that He, thankfully, allows us to be reborn again and again. In His eyes, I know, we were born once, and through His sacrifice, He forgives us once and for all. In our minds, however, His “once and for all” equals our “over… Continue reading Mud Mask
Our last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. It’s been hard to find time to sit down and write a proper update. Free time is rare, but the busy days are rewarding. During the past three weeks, we finished teachings on intercessory prayer, spiritual warfare and the Holy Spirit. We began studying relationships… Continue reading Prepairing for Outreach
Laundry day! We washed all this for 99 cents. When I was young, I used to curse my mother under my breath every time she assigned the dreaded chore of hanging the laundry on the line. I don't know what it was about hanging clothes out to dry that completely ruined my entire existence (or… Continue reading Laundry Day!
This is what a 65-cent coconut from Thailand looks like. 🙂 I know I wrote about being homesick, and I do miss home, but I certainly don't want to sound like an ungrateful bellyacher, either. Thailand is a beautiful country, and although I haven't seen anything but parts of Chiang Mai, I do have some… Continue reading Fruits and Nuts
Twice this week – once from a classmate and once in a book I’m reading – I was reminded about how beautiful God makes sunsets. Both times I thought, “Hmmm, I haven’t seen one of those, or any stars, in a while.” It’s hard for this country girl to live in the big, stinky city.… Continue reading Sweet Lemony Chicken
The balm of the night air smothered us like a thick gel. It was hot. It was steamy. It stunk to high heaven. I couldn’t pinpoint the smell, but I didn’t like it. My head was cloudy from little sleep. I couldn’t read one single sign. No one spoke English. That initial step onto the… Continue reading 23 hours, a hot washcloth and a spray nozzle
I just finished reading the book "Is That Really You, God?" by YWAM Founder Loren Cunningham. I loved the book from beginning to end. To say Cunningham had a vision is an understatement. He started as the poor son of a preacher man who traveled around Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Because of his beginnings, I… Continue reading Imagine
We visted the Royal Flora last weekend. It sort of reminded me of the state fair, minus corn dogs and funnel cakes. Now, we could get all the pork balls on a stick we wanted, some hard boiled eggs and whole grilled fish, but no fried cheese, chocolate covered bacon or Philly cheese steaks. The… Continue reading Royal Flora
January 29, we visited Tapai Gate. The gate is part of the ancient city walls, most of which have been torn down. The portions that remain serve as a tourist attraction, and attract they do! Every Sunday, merchants line the street in front of the gate. When I say line the street, I mean for… Continue reading A few adventures
I am so happy to give you an update about our first week of Discipleship Training School at Create International. God is moving in a big way in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Short summaries of each week can be found on the Create International Web site at http://www.createthailand.com. I won't lie, the first week here was hard.… Continue reading Hello Church Families!