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Summer Ministry in Romania

Anna—a senior Romanian woman I met on three occasions—wasn’t sitting on the bench outside her home today as I’d hoped. The bench was gone, and her door was tied shut. I suspect she’s passed away since our last visit on July 9, 2012.   I’d like to think that our meeting was an example of… [ read more ]

When God’s Orders Don’t Make Sense

Has God ever asked you to do something that didn’t make sense? If so, you’re not alone.   Noah built an ark. I can hear him now: “An ark? Okay. Uh—what’s an ark?”   Gideon whittled his army down until only 300 men remained. Imagine a General discussing that strategy with his officers.   The… [ read more ]

Scenes from Romania

Perhaps you’ll enjoy pics of things I’ve seen this week in Romania. I’ll post more in a couple of days.

Birthday Blessings Extraordinaire

Our camp ended on Monday morning. We kissed and hugged our special kids (many times) and then waved goodbye as two vehicles drove them away. We spent the next hour or so collecting trash from the rooms, picking up water balloon remnants, putting furniture back into the correct place, etc before migrating to our air-conditioned… [ read more ]

Soothe Your Mind with Scripture Set to Music

Today’s the day I board a 747 and head to Romania. I’d appreciate your prayers for safe travels, for our suitcases to arrive at our destination, and for divine appointments along the way. Whatever your day holds, I want this blog to bless you with something special. Here’s a lovely video that’s guaranteed to soothe… [ read more ]

God Loves YOU!

The countdown is on. Within a few days, our British Airways jet will be wingin’ its way over the North Pole and landing in London enroute to Budapest. From there, we’ll travel by van into Romania. Only God knows what’s in store this summer as we once again have the privilege of loving and learning… [ read more ]

Whose Perspective Do I Have?

How must God feel about my perspective on my circumstances? Does He smile because I see them through His eyes? Or does He grieve because I see them through a limited, human lens? Take today, for instance. I have a gazillion things on my to-do list because we’ve been out of town for 14 days… [ read more ]

Birthday in Romania

After the kids left the camp, our team collected used sheets and towels from each room to help the venue staff, ate lunch and went for a walk through the village. Everyone who lives here is unemployed. Why? Because they all worked at a nearby precious metals mine that closed about five years ago. Nowadays… [ read more ]

We're on Our Way!

For those who regularly follow my blog, it’s time for me to switch it from devotional to travel again… Look at the picture clues  and guess where I spent Friday! Actually, the majority was on a 747. But having a 7-hour layover at Heathrow airport meant we had time to ride the underground train into… [ read more ]

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 ]