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Posts Tagged: Roma

Soul Connection in a Roma Church

On Monday I wrote that women have an amazing ability to make soul connections quickly. I saw this happen not only once, but twice while in Slovakia. The first was with the woman who’d read Moving from Fear to Freedom and found it helpful as she walked through a tragic situation. The second was with… [ read more ]

What is Compassion?

What is compassion? Is it the equivalent of feeling sorry for the less fortunate? Is it crying with someone who’s experiencing a tough time? I’m reading the book The Backward Life by Jarrod Jones. He writes, “In the original Greek language of the Bible, compassion means ‘a wrenching in the guts.’”

Journal Entry for Wednesday, March 25

This was a quiet day in a guesthouse down the street from our IM missionaries, Brad and Karla Thiessen. Gene did our taxes, and I enjoyed some unrushed time in the Word and in preparing my talk for the women’s session at our upcoming spring conference. I also got to do our laundry using a… [ read more ]

Eastern Europe Adventure Begins

Journal entry for Tuesday, February 3, 2009 After catching a couple hours of sleep last night, we boarded a flight from Vancouver to Toronto to Vienna (for yet another infamous 5-hour layover), and finally to Kosice, Slovakia. I must have been more tired than I realized in Vienna, for I stretched out on a padded… [ read more ]