I confess, there are days that I think back on my life in America and then become sad. Saddened over all the things we are missing: family, seasonal changes, conversing freely in my native tongue, and more. But most often, what saddens me the most is the feeling that my kids are missing out on […]
Every culture has beauty in it, possesses an imprint of God upon it, enabling a watching world to catch a glimpse of who He is. To experience a small taste of His goodness.
Here, in this restricted region, where Gospel-access is limited and evangelism is illegal, God still has his imprint placed within it. Little pictures […]
Little Drummer Boy is one of my favorite Christmas songs.
Come, they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A newborn King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before a king, pa rum pum pum pum …
I can so identify with the young boy in this […]
I’m a missionary and I struggle with hospitality. There, I said it. Hospitality does not come naturally to me. Often times it’s work rather than a delight. To be sure, I enjoy inviting people into my home and sharing a meal and life with them. I truly do. However, I am slowly discovering that there […]
Tears stream down her cheeks. Mine fill up as I am humbled by the simplicity of it all. I’ve just handed my helper a basket of “essentials” as a Christmas gift for her family. Sure, I included a small toy for each of her children, but the rest was toothpaste, shampoo, cleaning supplies, school supplies, […]
It’s “mati lampu” again—which means the power is out … again. (Can you hear the collective sigh from every home in our neighborhood?) We’ve been having regular power outages every night this week that last for several hours. It interrupts dinner, showers, and bedtimes, because not only do the lights go out, but also our […]