Brave Mother

OPEN LETTER TO A BRAVE MOTHER This letter was written to my friend who just underwent a double mastectomy for cancer.  Thankfully, there was no cancer found in her lymph nodes.  She gave me permission to post the letter… Brave mother, Your letter just before surgery expressed that you wept… Continue reading

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Hope Moon

Hope Moon. “I don’t see it.” I tell the man. “It’s there.  The clouds are covering it,” he explains. “How can you be sure?” “It’s right above the sunset.” He searches in the binoculars.  It takes him only a few seconds to find the very new moon – Day 2.… Continue reading

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Tacking

Tacking. Instead of tacking, I prefer a straightforward, timely arrival from point A to point B.  But the wind doesn’t “push” the sail, I’m told.  It “pulls” it.  When the wind is contrary to sailing in a straight line or even when it comes towards you from the same direction… Continue reading

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The Two R’s in February

The Two R’s in February. My little first grader came home with a list of the months of the year to memorize.  He was repeating them to me in their order and spelling them.  I corrected him with his mistaken spelling of the second month. He pronounced it again with… Continue reading

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2018 Report and 2019 Projections

The following link takes you to our report on our 2018 mission work in the Philippines. It includes our personal status and a summary of activity. We have made some projections for 2019, and leave for the Philippines by middle January to accomplish the first set of a number of… Continue reading

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