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The Very Next Thing…for 2021…or for Whenever
When 2021 began my thoughts along the topic of a new year arriving reflect the struggle we had then, and from which we are not fully free yet. Here is how I started a new post then: “The new year … Continue reading
How to Keep your Missionaries Healthy and Happy
Do you really want to know the answer to this question? Okay, here we go! First, find out what they need, what are their health issues, and ask what are their limitations. Now I am not only referring to dietary … Continue reading
When Will All People Be Treated Equally?
Inequality, injustice and indifference all have one thing in common: they weaken a society. Have any changes been made to strengthen our society? To answer that let us begin by recalling several milestone changes in how our country viewed specific … Continue reading
Posted in Articles of Interest Tagged racial prejudice, racial strife, racism 2 Comments
March 2020 Update from Chile
Greetings Friends, Some times things move so fast, we cannot keep up with them. Recently that is how we have felt about the sweeping corona virus that has us praying, and working and teaching from home. Please read here our … Continue reading
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++ Graduation! A Mile Marker Reached ++
When we reach the finish line of a major accomplishment, we experience satisfaction and joy. Graduation brings a sense of relief. It’s that feeling of “I’m finally done!” And there’s the “I can’t believe I’m done” exuberance on top of … Continue reading
Posted in Articles of Interest, Home Page Tagged detours, dissolution, frustrated goals, goals, graduation, missionary teamwork, missions teams Leave a comment
Mercy Killing Increasing in Europe
Can you believe it? A society that is supposed to defend the defenseless (as with the handicapped) and protect the innocent (ex. animals) and nurture the weak (for instance the sick and the terminally ill) now defends mercy killing. See … Continue reading
Balancing My Roles as Dad to an MK
I have mixed emotions as I think about our who I am as a father. I am a missionary. And when a missionary is visiting the United States, or wherever his/her home is, coming back to that place sometimes urges … Continue reading
Posted in Articles of Interest, Evaluating our Christian Culture Tagged culture, family, Fatherhood, parenting, roles, teaching MKs, teen spirituality 2 Comments
Do Missionaries Need Friends?
At first glance this question may seem to have an obvious answer. “Of course they do! All people need friends.” True as that may be, a genuine friendship for many missionaries is not easy to come by. Nor it is … Continue reading
Posted in Articles of Interest, Home Page Tagged adaptation, friendship, openness, returning from field, transitions 2 Comments
Life in the “Wild West”
Lawlessness was typical in the days of the expansion to the west of the United States during the 1800’s. It was “every man for himself,” as the saying goes. It was common place to carry a weapon, and even women … Continue reading