On a scale of 1-10 for embarrassing posts, I'm pretty sure my kids will rate this one a 15+. To be honest, a lot of people probably won't find it too tactful, but after reading "10 Things Every Woman Wants to Say to Their Gynaecologist" yesterday - and knowing today might be the dreaded day… Continue reading There’s a Flap for That
Bangkok. Wow, it’s different. Chiang Mai was a “small” city of three million people, or at least that’s how I came to view it after living there for nearly three years. Bangkok. Not so much. Everything you read about Bangkok is true. It’s big. It’s busy. It’s really warm. Wait. It’s monstrous. It’s crazy. It’s… Continue reading Braving Bangkok: Reporting for Duty
Just read this quote on Facebook: "Boundaries keep the things you want in your life IN, like: love, joy, hope or peace. Boundaries will also keep OUT of your life what you do not want, like: disrespect, fear, hopelessness or anxiety. Boundaries help protect your priorities. Boundaries communicate value." - Danny Lee Silk It makes sense… Continue reading Fenceless Gardens are Fruitless
We left behind many things during our recent mission trip down the Mekong River. Many of those things include mostly shoes, namely one grey flip-flop, a pair of black flip-flops, and a pair of plaid tennis shoes. I also lost a pair of Thai pants that ripped all the way down the leg after I'd… Continue reading Smooth Sailing Down Mekong; What’s Next?
Please cover us in prayer. Dear Friends and Church Families, In two weeks we will leave for a two-month outreach to some very hard places. The enemy is up to his tricks and is attempting to put up barriers that will hinder our journey. We know he doesn't want us to shine light in the… Continue reading Please Cover Us In Prayer
I wanted to share some photos from our outreach to Issan in northeastern Thailand. This was the first mission trip many of our students have ever taken. It was a great week with a full schedule, and I was honored to see our students step out and step up to share the Gospel. God was… Continue reading Our Week in Udon Thani
Students molding clay to express how God has been working through their lives. ALMOST ONE MONTH IN Week 4 of discipleship training school already? It’s hard to believe just a few weeks ago we were praying for students’ visas and safe travels, and now we are preparing for our first outreach! We will travel soon… Continue reading Redemption and Repentance
Show Us LOSS - A weekly writing challenge from The Daily Post at WordPress.com There is a phrase I used to recite when the emotions I had bottled up inside for so long threatened to bubble up to the top and spew out. “No matter how bad I think I’ve had it, someone else has had it… Continue reading How Loss Turns Into Gain: Let’s Take A Stroll Through My Kitchen
I wrote a column long ago about the importance of telling people thank you and I love you and you hold a special place in my heart before you can’t tell them anymore. Those moments of too late creep up on us, though, and there we stand behind the pulpit at a funeral recounting magical… Continue reading Jack, My Hero, Thank God You Were On Call
You’ll have to forgive the glumness of my last two posts. Although I have nothing to hide, and I resolved long ago to remain transparent, I am not usually one to lay out my naked feelings for all the world to see. God has been challenging me, however, to do just that. I am finding… Continue reading Hitting Bottom: How Tough is a Samsonite?