“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” — Ephesians 6:14-15 (NIV)
Priorities for Prayer
Monday, August 17
Praise God that MAF staff in Arnhem Land are running weekly bible studies amongst […]
With MAF’s help, an American fighter works to free an enslaved people
After carrying a 120-pound bag of charcoal attached to a strap wrapped around her forehead through the jungle for three miles, the woman held out her hand to receive her wages, her food for the day—a small square of goat fur. One man worked […]
We transport a fair amount of bodies in Congo. I would have said passengers, but after someone passes on from this life we call them a body and don’t count their number on the flight manifest.
It occurred to me today, as we transported this body in a casket, with many other items for the funeral […]
Burton Family Christmas Photo
When we lived stateside, we visited family at Christmas, shopped for gifts til we dropped, and baked more than any family could eat. We also tried our best to make sure our kids understood that while those things were fun additions to our holiday, Christmas is really about the gift […]
A green bud emerges.
Walking through my yard recently, I was surprised to see what looked like a flower bud shooting up from my aloe vera plant. I had grown aloe indoors and out many times and had never seen one produce a flower.
I did a little research and learned that aloe does indeed […]
My owl “candle” with a tea light in the bottom and scented wax cubes above.
In the mornings, before the bustle begins, I like to light a candle and pour myself a cup of coffee, creating a welcoming and intimate atmosphere for my quiet time with Jesus. Often as I walk through the house […]