Buds of Promise

Something new After a cold, grey Budapest winter, seeing the buds on the trees in late March fills my heart with hope.  I never realized before this year that I enjoy the buds more than the actual leaves and flowers that they blossom into.  There is something so special about...

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Cast Down but Not Forsaken

The awareness of shame is a reckoning with lost innocence, the realization that one now has the potential to hurt another and be hurt, to honor God and to dishonor Him. Shame is the pervasive effect and affect of sin. Shame is the raincoat of the soul, repelling the living...

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A Most Honest Prayer

“Help my unbelief.” This petition was presented to Jesus by a man with a demon-afflicted son. He had brought the boy to Christ’s disciples for deliverance. At first, no relief came. Then, Jesus showed up, fresh from His transfiguration on the mount with Peter, James, and John (see Mark 9)....

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The Wise Watch, the Wise Follow the Light

The wise men watched the skies. These men of night vision cataloged constellations and planets. The sighting of the “Star” must have been a moment unlike any other for them. Comets and asteroids came and went, but this Light was of another kind. It stood still, as if to show...

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No Fool

What it means to be a missionary? I am an American living in Berlin, married to a German pastor. Even though my status is more permanent compared to some missionaries I know in Berlin, I still consider myself a missionary because that’s how I started out here.   It could...

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