Missionaries & Money: Y’All Just Can’t Be Scared!

In June while in Texas, I met a writer-friend in a chic little coffee shop.  Jackie leaned forward and urged me with southern drama and drawl, "You gotta write out the things that scare you the worst, because those are the things that people need to hear the most." Just days before this our family… Continue reading Missionaries & Money: Y’All Just Can’t Be Scared!

When A Missionary Returns to the USA on Furlough

My family and I have lived in Mexico for the past four years. In the last 48 months, we've only been back to the States for about 7 weeks.  This means that over 96% of our last four years of life has been lived in Mexico.     Our friends are there.  Our pets are there.… Continue reading When A Missionary Returns to the USA on Furlough

The Prayers of Exodus and Leviticus

I have been slowly continuing my study of all the prayers of the Bible, having already completed and posted about the prayers of Genesis.   Herbert Lockyer's classic book has been my faithful guide and will continue to lead me through the rest of the prayers of the entire bible.  I anticipate this will take me about… Continue reading The Prayers of Exodus and Leviticus

Surprise Pregnancy at 40: How Do We Respond When God Does the Unexpected?

I'll be 40 when this August comes around. On that same day our oldest son will turn 16.  And our youngest child will turn seven.  It has been years since I changed a diaper, bought a sippy cup or had to plan my day around nap times.  It is an understatement to write that I'm relieved… Continue reading Surprise Pregnancy at 40: How Do We Respond When God Does the Unexpected?

Jesus Came, and Was Called Salomé.

This year, my daily morning prayer goes something like this: " I'm all yours, Jesus.  I trust you.  Fill me afresh Holy Spirit.  Empower me to be love.  Whatever, Papa God, whatever you desire today.  Whomever you send to me today. Wherever you call me, I'll go. Whatever you ask of me, I will give. Let… Continue reading Jesus Came, and Was Called Salomé.

The Prayers of Genesis.

Today I completed a year-long personal devotional and expositional study of the earliest concept of prayer and all the prayers recorded in the book of Genesis.  Herbert Lockyer's classic book has been my faithful guide and will continue to lead me through the rest of the prayers of the entire bible. Prayer, understood most simply… Continue reading The Prayers of Genesis.