Death? Ewww! I don’t want to think about that, you say. My sentiments exactly. Until this morning … Today the thought that usually gives me all kinds of unpleasant emotions–kind of like I felt while watching the guy crossing the Grand Canyon on tight rope last week–this time it encouraged me instead. Why? Because unless the Lord comes back, it’s not just something that happens to a few unlucky people. It […]
In our heart of hearts, we all long for simplicity. No one goes, “Oh, I wish my life were more complicated.” We look at lifestyles such as the Amish and even though we don’t choose it for ourselves, we know, deep down, there is something right about it. We are drawn to the wholesome, uncluttered, freedom […]
“Honey? I know you said that one of the kids probably left them there. But since they’ve all gone to college now and I’m not in the habit of wearing men’s shoes and socks …” That’s one of the problems with having an “empty nest.” There’s no one left to blame! We’re about to find out […]
Caked with a mixture of sweat and grime and nearing exhaustion, Wasi stumbled into the neighboring Hewa village, dragging his 16-year-old daughter, Tino, behind him. They collapsed in a heap as villagers and missionaries came running.
Arrows came flying with chilling accuracy. Sabien was a man of his word. It was either “his way or the highway” – both at home and in the village. And he was always more than willing to “help” someone make the “right” choice. He fit another arrow in his bow …
Fall. Even if you don’t live where the leaves change and the air gets crisp and you have the sudden, overwhelming urge to make applesauce, you still notice it by the relative calm that settles over your neighborhood as moms wave good-bye to big yellow school buses. Not so in the Uriay tribe of Papua […]
The evening rain beat steadily against the little Banwaon hut. Inside, what should have been a happy occasion was not. Mahi had delivered her baby hours ago and yet, still no placenta. The weak, incoherent young mother burned with fever. The tribal ladies looked at each other helplessly. They had done everything they knew to […]
When my son Tyler was born (our fourth child) I had wanted another girl – desperately. For some people, it doesn’t make any difference. For me, it did. My friend Kim (my daughter-in-law’s mom) who helped with Tyler’s birth, said I wouldn’t even look at him. She kept trying to hand him to me, but I wouldn’t […]
Oh, no! I didn’t mean to splash all over you! So sorry! I just wanted to drop in and give you a little family and ministry update. I didn’t realize you’d be by the pool. Hope your book dries out okay. But at least now I can’t say I haven’t been swimming this summer!
I stumbled into the living room that morning, groggy and guilty. We had stayed up way too late again – and the messy room proved it. We had all just gotten up last night, left our empty tea cups and dessert plates, and went to bed. Would we never learn? Would we never become the […]