Parable of the Flower

About 40 girls and boys from a Christian school in the Philippines attended a retreat at a place by a river a few days ago. Of course, the river water was wonderful and the programs were interesting, but something more happened. God visited. It was in a quiet way that He… Continue reading

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Live Comfortable–Live Poor

Love costs. That is, real love in a biblical sense, costs. There is a parable in this picture. It looks harmless enough. A Filipino lady is hugging an older grey-haired lady. You don’t see their faces, but you do see the sentiment. They are attached in their task as they… Continue reading

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Dark Days and Praise

It is not easy walking with my loved one as a degenerative disease and its treatment slowly destroy her body. Some days inside of me are just dark. The darkness is accompanied by a sadness that goes to the bone. By God’s loving help in time of need, those days are… Continue reading

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The Wonder of Giving Away What You Have

Sometimes people have a funny idea about mission work, thinking it is travel to exotic places and speaking to thousands with little effort or work. That is not reality. What is reality is the quiet joy of giving what you have but it takes a walk of faith that involves… Continue reading

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A Perfect Summer Night

The observing sheet (below) was developed last night. The sky conditions were poor but the day and evening were typical for the hotter part of our summer season. The July and August nights that hover around 75 degrees F while the days are around 95-100 F are called the “dog days of… Continue reading

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