Eyes on the Prize

This picture gives me smiles. A key element of focus is being able to adjust to the distance and to block out any distractions. Katie has a knack for this, and it serves her well in sports. She is able to keep her eye on the ball. This being said, focus is an area where […]

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Us, and You, and Berlin

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it […]

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Safe House

The guitar was a last minute thought and took up as much room as one of my kids. But since the kids were remaining behind this time with Sam, I reasoned there was more than enough room for it in the van. We set out for a ministry opportunity at a safe house for women […]

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“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” —Mark Twain Parting with dear friends is never easy. As we prepare for Germany and parts unknown, we are finding ourselves in need of a home for our beloved dog. Marley found us on Facebook through […]

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What kind of god?

Starting at around 4am, competing loud speakers blare out their message six times per day. The noise is as distracting as it is discomforting. “What kind of god would enjoy that noise?” asked Katie as she listened to the mooing sounds. What kind of god indeed. Cluttered with shops that sell everything from vegetables, to […]

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Whipping Potatoes for Yeshua

Stephen stood in the hallway of the ministry center where our team is serving, his eyes welling up slightly. His wiry Middle-Eastern frame struck a sharp contrast to my 6-foot-1, 250-plus pounds. “I read what you wrote in the thank-you note,“ he said. And I could tell I’d struck a chord. He’d been blessed and […]

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The intrepid man of God weaved in and around puddles as his faithful scooter took him across the field that night. Behind him, a group of Western missionaries followed in an off-road vehicle. It was the outskirts of Bangalore, and this caravan was headed for an isolated village nestled in the midst of the emerging […]

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Timothy’s sister sat cross-legged next to the doorway, slowly rocking forward and back. Her face was expressionless as Guru, the local pastor, explained her situation. “She is possessed. Since the mother died 13 years ago, she has gone downhill. She doesn’t have any control and doesn’t get up even to relieve herself,” he said. As I listened […]

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