Contemplations

Life Finding 101

Jesus said on numerous occasions that if we seek to save/cling to/love our lives, we will lose them; but if we lose/give up/hate/let go of our lives in this world, we will find them. This wasn’t just a cute saying to be quoted when talking about missionaries who have died in foreign lands, but a(…)

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Dealing with fears

My next statement might completely shatter your expectation of missionaries. You know, it’s the assumption that we are some sort of super-human-half-angel-über-Christians who only struggle with issues such as “Gee, how am I going to pray for 25 hours each day if I’ve only got 24 to work with?” Maybe there are some missionaries out(…)

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The gift of life

Today was one of those unexpected, out-of-the-ordinary, shocking days.  I woke up, took a shower, and started getting ready for the day.  I turned my phone on a got a text that was sent at 2:30 in the morning from my best friend, Mark.  I quickly entered that bizarre mental state of trauma and disbelief(…)

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