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A few thoughts on World Refugee Day

Simply overwhelming statistics. It is year 2017 and there are estimated 65 million people forcibly displaced from their homes, including 21 million refugees worldwide. According to UNHCR, the top three nations where refugees come from are Syria (5,5 million), Afghanistan (2,5 million) and South Sudan (1,4 million). 675 more words


no money

as we work through the list of things that Jesus tells his disciples NOT to take on mission – in Luke 9. We have looked at how Jesus wants us to have a stance that means we are honest and vulnerable, that we learn to give and receive generosity, listening to those we meet, and learning to watch out for what God is already doing around us. 238 more words

Why Would I Say No to a Missionary?

I had a world changing meeting at Cracker Barrell this morning.  I had the privilege to sit down with a young couple committed to reaching college students for Christ.  774 more words



If you have children of your own or have a little one on the way, you have probably been asked at some point if they were a surprise or planned.  987 more words

Becoming Parents

On Hari Raya Puasa

I have a junior college classmate who has invited her whole class down to her house to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month three years in a row. 612 more words


The Tale of My Experience Paying it Forward in a Starbucks Drive-Through

I’ll admit it, I was in a foul mood. It was the day of the memorial for my father-in-law. Just being confined to categorizing him as a “father-in-law” demeans the actual relationship. 2,499 more words


Hope In Things Unseen

Once again I have a scheduled topic to write about and Life intervenes instead as teacher, guide, and reminder.

This morning I dropped my son at basketball camp early (as in “too early for coffee” early). 986 more words