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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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Insignificance Rocks!

How significant am I? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Pause for a moment and think of your answer. I’d like to think I have significance. On most days, however, in the grand scheme of things, my actual significance probably pales in comparison to millions of other people’s. Or does it? In researching the… Continue reading Insignificance Rocks!

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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

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Piece of Toast

I hate talking to God about money. I wish He would just supply me with a bucket full of cash, and I would never have to discuss finances with him again. But God knows if he gave us all we ever wanted, we would never talk to him at all. Yesterday, I cried as I… Continue reading Piece of Toast

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Ouch, that makes me stronger

(My wrap-up and personal applicaiton of 2 Corinthians from the School of Biblical Studies.) What is it about negative input that stings so badly? I can hear a thousand compliments, be told a million great things, but when that one negative person comes to me and says, “You’re nothing. Get a life,” or something like… Continue reading Ouch, that makes me stronger

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A Personal Invite to DTS

Join Us for the 2014 Discipleship Training School at Create International in Chiang Mai, Thailand! Do you have a desire to be transformed by God? Do you want live a life that touches God’s heart? Do you long to partner with what the Lord is doing in the nations, to be his hands and feet… Continue reading A Personal Invite to DTS

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Two Weeks’ Notice

New friends from Phetchabun Rajabhat University We have just completed THE most fantastic two weeks! We went with a small team on outreach to the province of Phetchabun, where we helped college students with their English finals and accompanied them on their weekly trek to a local women’s prison. Oh, the questions we answered! These… Continue reading Two Weeks’ Notice

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Where are my tweezers?

My inadequacy as a homeschooling mom overwhelms me. I sat last Monday listening to the other moms during our “moms meeting” discuss homeschooling curriculum like it was everyday laundry soap and toothpaste brands. They compared homeschooling Web sites, resources, libraries, DVDs, songs, sign languages, symphony programs, professional sports tryouts … . OK, I’m lying about… Continue reading Where are my tweezers?