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
Our outreach location has been announced. God is taking us to the dry places along the largest source of water through Southeast Asia - the Mekong River. God spoke very clearly through us as a staff and also through the students, even before they realized what they were praying about. It was quite amazing. Now,… Continue reading Help Us Get to Bub’s Graduation, Down the Mekong
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
(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”
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?
(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
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
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???
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