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Posts Tagged: Odessa

Encouraging Words

Proverbs 17:25 says, “Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.” I can attest to that! When preparations for upcoming speaking engagements, writing deadlines or missions trips overwhelm me, I find huge encouragement if someone says to me, “I’m praying for you.” Those words bring added encouragement if that individual actually… [ read more ]

Photos from Poland and Ukraine

Good morning! I’m trying to post a few photos but something’s seriously wrong with the process — only one photo shows up, and all the captions from the other pictures are written beneath it. So, I’ll post one picture/day for a couple of weeks unless I figure out the problem first. I’ll start writing devotionals again… [ read more ]

More Ukraine Musings

It’s Good Friday and I’m looking forward to attending a service to commemorate Christ’s death. I grew up in an evangelical church and in all honesty, took the salvation story for granted most of my life. Jesus died on the cross and rose again three days later – big deal. I memorized John 3:16 and… [ read more ]

Ukraine Musings

 We arrived home last evening and jet lag has hit me like a ton of bricks today. I guess that’s part of my occupational hazard! Before I shut ‘er down for the day, I’ll share a few musings about my Ukraine experience. * The Odessa neighborhood in which we stayed reminded me of areas of… [ read more ]

Stay Tuned

Hi there! I’m in  Budapest again — just arrived an hour ago from Odessa, Ukraine. My oh my, for a few days I felt like I’d been transported back to India. The suburb in which we stayed was characterized by broken roads and barking stray dogs. But it had its pretty places, too — it… [ read more ]

Feeling Overwhelmed

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by life’s wind and waves? I have. I think I’m feeling like that right now. We’re headed into Odessa, Ukraine in 48 hours to teach marriage seminars and I feel ‘way too small for the task. Over the past couple of days, we’ve chatted with some missionaries who invested nearly… [ read more ]