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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Little Children, Big Children, His Children

The mission field always reminds us of what is also true at home: we may be big or little children, but we are all His created children with the same needs. Whether we are teaching biblical creation or observing the heavens with little ones or staff at the Institute of… Continue reading

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Creation and Children

Children’s lessons can often pack truth with simple exercises. Linda taught some Filipino children about creation and evolution. Just like her, she came up with an exercise so the little ones could think about it. They made a simple double-sided piece of paper on a stick. One side was the… Continue reading

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Life-Giver

We still remember these children from a previous trip to the Philippines. They would bang on the door (if they remembered to knock) and bound into our guest cottage once in awhile to see us. They were a picture of life. As many say in the US would say when… Continue reading

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The Year and the Year to Come

The mark of a new year often includes promises and celebration. While both of these activities are a reflection of tradition, neither one has sufficient impact to empower a person to look at the past in reality or the future with soberness. Neither one has the power to sooth the… Continue reading

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