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Jack, My Hero, Thank God You Were On Call

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

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For Christy: “He’s My God, Too”

(My wrap-up and personal application for 1 Timothy in the School of Biblical Studies, University of the Nations.) I had a friend in high school who upon hearing the phrase, “Oh, gawwwwd,” would always, every time, she never missed a beat, the second it came out of someone’s mouth retort, “He’s my God, too.” Used… Continue reading For Christy: “He’s My God, Too”

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My New Self

(My wrap-up and application to Ephesians - University of the Nations, School of Biblical Study.) I remember the day the girls’ dad left our house. I had finally had enough of his drinking, his physical abuse, his name-calling, his non-stop need to control my every move. I had to file a court order to have… Continue reading My New Self

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Filtering Out the Bad Stuff

We are heading to Northern Thailand, near the Burmese border, tomorrow to help install water filters and a hydroponics system for people in a Shan village. We want to accomplish a lot of things in the short three days we will be with them. Not only do we want to provide a source for clean… Continue reading Filtering Out the Bad Stuff

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Keeping It Clean

This morning I saw a photo on my friend's Facebook page of two little boys in Africa gathering water from a reedy pond near their remote village. It reminded me of the outreach we are taking next week to work with the Shan people near the Burmese border. We will install water filters and hydroponics… Continue reading Keeping It Clean

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What Did I Get Done Today???

Some days it feels like I get absolutely nothing done. Today was one of those days. We hosted two groups today and shared with them what we do at Create International-Thailand. By the end of the day, I felt like I had accomplished nothing. I realize now, however, that one of the greatest parts of… Continue reading What Did I Get Done Today???

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Challenge Accepted

God has challenged me to write more, to pray more, to share more, and to call others to get involved. Each day I will post one or two simple prayer requests. Will you stand with me in prayer to intercede for the nations? As we near the time to begin DTS, we have many students… Continue reading Challenge Accepted

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We Need Your Support

God has challenged me to share this e-mail twice a day, every day, for one month. Is God challenging you to respond? It happens to almost everyone on the mission field, right? Loss of financial support. It happened to us last month. We lost a faithful monthly supporter due to a financial hardship. We go through… Continue reading We Need Your Support

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Ugly Pumpkins

I brought roasted pumpkin to work this morning. My first taste of Thai pumpkin was last year in a tippy-top mountain village of the Karen Hilltribe. The Karen grow pumpkins and sell them as their main source of income. Now, pumpkin in Thailand looks nothing like pumpkin in America. It’s green and warty. To describe… Continue reading Ugly Pumpkins

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To Be Yourself

(My wrap-up and personal application for the Book of Romans, School of Biblical Studies - University of the Nations) What happened to the bold, confident 16-year-old girl who quoted this very phrase by heart when her youth minister asked the question, “If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be?” “I wouldn’t… Continue reading To Be Yourself