Juggling Fire, Poems

The cemetery man

Nobody thinks of the cemetery manThe guy who digs the graves by handSometimes warming the brittle groundBefore one by one, he can shovel a mound He measures by yard stick to follow the lawThough he can now eyeball the box he must drawHe lays out the side guards and pounds in the tapesThen cracks the… Continue reading The cemetery man

Juggling Fire: zebras in the Serengeti near Mwanza, Tanzania, Africa

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Real-life stories from our family's adventures in Thailand.

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Update From Nepal and An Exciting Announcement

Greetings from Thailand. Prayers for Nepal. A couple weeks ago, our friends set out on a short-term outreach to Nepal. When they arrived, the city of Kathmandu looked like this: (photos borrowed from friends) Now, the city looks like this: We are thankful our friends are safe, but my heart is heavy for thousands of… Continue reading Update From Nepal and An Exciting Announcement

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There’s a Flap for That

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

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Greetings from Bangkok, Thailand, and from the newly-certified graduate of the Teaching English as a Foreign Language program! I spent most of February studying and practice teaching in a TEFL course, from which I graduated on February 27. I have been wanting to take the course for so many years, but time and finances and… Continue reading Certifiable!

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Marty Myers: Most Valuable Player

It hit me to the point of tears this morning that my life – and the lives of so many others – may soon feel a void. I saw a Facebook post not long ago that Marty Myers is in a “frail” state, and my mother messaged me yesterday to confirm what I had read.… Continue reading Marty Myers: Most Valuable Player

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Miracles Never Cease

I’d be lying if I said the last few months have been easy. After Discipleship Training School and two months in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, I hit a bit of a lull, and I’ve been trying to get out of the funk ever since. I hardly realized for the last 12 weeks what has been… Continue reading Miracles Never Cease

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100% Funded Challenge

 When you’re on the mission field, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of ministry and work and doing what God calls us to do. For me, that means spending most waking hours training students to make films and resources for people who have never heard the Gospel.It’s encouraging to see the students… Continue reading 100% Funded Challenge

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Fundraising Time

Greetings! CURRENT HAPPENINGS Our art and film schools are entering Week 5 with eight students from five nations. Students studied cross-cultural communications and ethno-arts together the first three weeks. Film students then studied photography last week and are learning scriptwriting this week. Art students are studying beginning and advanced drawing. Each student will take these… Continue reading Fundraising Time

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Fenceless Gardens are Fruitless

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