Christmas Wish to Grown Children

My cousin wrote a post in which she apologized to her grown children for the hectic formative years when they needed her most. I remember her, however, as a very conscientious mother who was challenged with ending a failed marriage, carving out a career that would support her children, and… Continue reading

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The Beauty, the Beast, and the Reason

The search for answers to tragedy are never ending. Whether the event is in a little Baptist church, a university campus, or streets where runners are on a marathon, the newscasts portray the heart rending events along with the a typical announcement that authorities are searching for answers. The beasts… Continue reading

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Cambodian Delight and Philippine Goodbye

It’s the Cambodian faces that I cannot erase, even though our stay was only four days of last week. I sleep, but I still see them. I walk slowly through the IFL compound among those I love at our IFL home, but the home staff asks about the Cambodia mission… Continue reading

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Settling Hearts

The visiting young teens giggled at my gesture toward the man when I called him “gwapo,” their word for handsome. His eyes twinkled at me, his new bride of less than three months. When he left the house on an errand, their questions became more serious, “Your husband…before Sir Roland…what… Continue reading

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Angels, Aliens, and Demons

I regularly walk through the school at my mission station in the Philippines. Those walks remind me of who I am writing for and why. Since it was near the end of the school day and a break time, I stopped in one of the classrooms, which is also a… Continue reading

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