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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Jimmy, Juk, and Jesus

Signs of Spring The sun is rising earlier and the days are growing longer as spring approaches here in Korea. For the past few days, I have not had to scrape frost off the windows of the red tin can that I use for a car, and it is raining...

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Build the Expectation

Excitement With EuroCon less than a month away, there’s plenty of buzz around home base.   In passing conversation it’s commonplace to hear phrases like, Are you going to Budapest, or Did you buy your ticket yet?  It’s exciting, and people are getting ready to go, at least logistically. And while it’s important...

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Christmas From Berlin

Christmas is about getting as much as it is about giving. Apparently though, this is a thing we are all having a hard time doing: Getting. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “Oh, why did you get this for me? I haven’t gotten anything for you!” In...

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Feeling Free

Rhythm School is in full swing. I have finally gotten in a rhythm as far as my schedule and preparation for classes go. Dreading I kind of dreaded coming back this year, actually. There were going to be so many changes, so many new staff members, so many new things I...

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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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Beyond All Price

Land of the Long White Cloud We left Baltimore, MD, on Friday, August 12th, and returned Tuesday, August 30th. This trip was one for the books. Through the love, prayers and support of the Body we were honored to take a team of 9 people and bring the fire of forgiveness...

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Find the Fantastic

Look Around What is more magical: a beanstalk that reaches to the clouds or a stalk that produces beans? An enchanted apple that puts the princess to sleep or a magical tree that grows fruit without any enchantment at all? In G.K. Chesterton’s masterpiece orthodoxy, he calls this “Elfland”. A...

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Jack Phiri

His eyes are always filled with compassion (I guess after having ten children in one of the poorest places on earth you might learn a thing or two about compassion). His clothes are mismatched, old and worn, but he brings such dignity to them that they might as well be...

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Chinese Dumplings & Salvations

Yesterday we opened our house to the Chinese church for a BBQ, fellowship, and Bible study. This is about the sixth time we have done this, and every time it is an incredible blessing. It seems there are always people that God is drawing, and there are always salvations. This...

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