How did I get started on this incredible journey to work with national co-workers to reach the unreached and translate the Bible into a tribal language?
Languages just take time – particularly when you are dealing with the shades of meaning level. I mean in English can you explain to someone else the difference between raise and lift? They are very similar in meaning, but we use them in different contexts. Raise your hand. Raise the bar. I want a raise. Raise the roof. Lift your hand. Lift the bar. I want a lift. Get in the lift. (I could go on . . . raise a crop, raise kids, raise . . .
One of our quick family meal is stir-fried vegetables with noodles. Since our vegetables are limited to what the people around us grow, this can lead to interesting combinations. I am fortunate that I have two eager sous chefs to help me slice and dice.
It always interests and amuses me when our home church pastor uses a movie clip or a story from some film as a sermon illustration. Recently however, Anji and I again watched the movie The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King. Near the end of that movie there is a scene that […]
Traveling has a little different dynamic when there are no roads to get you there. This is a page from my journal about our trip back to the bush in the land of the unexpected after a year's absence!
Unless your car is severely overloaded or you are trying to catch a flight, I bet that you don’t think about weight and transportation at the same time. Do you know how much your computer bag weighs? How about all the groceries that you bought at the store last week? How about everyone in your […]
Tapiok, Manioka, Cassava, Yucca, and Tapioca are relatively all the same thing. It is a rooted plant that grows in the tropics around the world. You are probably most familiar with it in the dessert form of tapioca, those little pearl beads that you soak in water before using in a pudding or a thickener. […]
This morning it occurred to me again just how long life can take over here as I did some of my morning routine. For example, I don’t think that making coffee takes any longer here than in the States because we have an automatic coffee maker here in the guest house. However, other things do […]
Our son stood there, all soaped up and ready to rinse off. So we turned the faucet to on and watched a little dribble come trickling out to nothing. Uh-oh, the water tank was dry.
The hot moist air that blasts us when we step off the plane, isn't foreign, it's a welcome home hug.