God Still Speaks

I believe that God has been and is still, speaking.   He always has and he always will.  I see evidence in the bible that God speaks to people in the following ways and I believe that all of them continue to be valid: CREATION. How many of us first heard God speak through the wonder… Continue reading God Still Speaks

Praying All the Way, Right Away and With a Happy Heart!

Have you ever experienced “intercession fatigue” due to frustration, negativity and even anger towards those whom God has clearly called you to love and serve?  I have.  This can often be of particular challenge to cross-cultural missionaries due to culture stress.   Most long-term missionaries work through the grueling process of culture shock as they make a new country their… Continue reading Praying All the Way, Right Away and With a Happy Heart!

O Death, Where is Your Victory?

Last weekend our neighbor died.  I'm still thinking about it because the circumstances around his death and the response to his death are nothing I've ever experienced.  And, it was our children's first encounter with death, up-close.   Beto was 23.  He was born and lived his entire life in this little village called Cacalotepec (population:… Continue reading O Death, Where is Your Victory?

Called to Live in the Epitome of Weakness: Proving the Power of God

Today I flunked an exam.  It does not feel good.  I am in Spanish language school, full-time.  All "good" missionaries study language intensively in order to communicate with the people whom they seek to serve.  And of course God gives all "good" missionaries a natural aptitude to master a second language.   Or not.  … Continue reading Called to Live in the Epitome of Weakness: Proving the Power of God

Fix Your Eyes

Our dog almost drowned.   My husband and oldest son thought it would be CRAZY fun to paddle in our tandem kayak at full speed from the calm brackish river straight into the foaming mouth of the Pacific Ocean.   Our little super-dog did not want to miss out.   He ran into the river… Continue reading Fix Your Eyes

Because You Love Me

A reading of John 21 shows us that six of Jesus' disciples returned to their nets after three years of living life under his teaching.  They returned to fishing after his crucifixion, after his resurrection and after his glorified appearance to them. After their initial obedience to Jesus' call to "follow me", they went back… Continue reading Because You Love Me