It was 1994 when Tanya and I joined Mission Aviation Fellowship, and I was not the typical missionary candidate. While most of MAF’s career missionaries join the ministry in their 20s, I was already middle-aged. Nor did I have the benefit of a Christian upbringing and education, as I came to know the Lord much […]
There was a study done on the leadership of pizza franchises: When it comes to making and delivering tasty pizza pies, who is better equipped to lead a franchise, an extrovert or an introvert? The study looked closely at the successes and failures of several restaurants for an extended period of time. The answer to […]
I am often asked about by very well-intentioned people how they can help MAF missionaries who are returning from the field. Coming home is one of the hardest things a missionary faces. Yet this may be the single most misunderstood stage in a missionary’s journey.
People typically think the initial departure—leaving friends, family, and all […]
I bolted upright in bed—my heart racing.
Eerie chanting and wailing surrounded our home. I flung off the sheets and ran to the window. A few feet away a crowd of Haitians were singing, swaying, and banging drums. I crawled back to bed, admittedly a little shaken, and stuffed ear plugs in hopes of getting […]
Twenty minutes passed and my patience started running thin. The cycle of flipping through old magazines, checking my phone, and sighing loudly was growing as stale as the coffee in the office lobby I was visiting.
How long was this guy going to take? Doesn’t he know I have things to do?
I am always […]
How do you peel a banana?
The answer is easy: Just start from the top. However, things get a little more complex when you start talking about which end really is the top. Here in the U.S., the top is the end with the stem. That is how bananas are displayed in grocery stores. That is […]