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The Old Has Gone…

Many of you who have read this blog have noted my lament of late. I seemed to have lost Mary. Where she is, I don’t know. I’ve grieved this. I don’t know if this is one of those knowable stages of cross-cultural adaptation, and I’m spouting off obvious things. Thankfully, Jesus circumvents all these ramblings. […]

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Jesus, I love You

I have ten minutes to do a quick post. Life in France has been full. We’ve had lots of guests, with more on the way. (Note to self: next time we choose a mission field, choose Siberia. Not many guests scamper for a chance to visit missionaries there). Thankfully, though, Jesus has been kind to […]

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Under the Carpet Part Two

Sleep came easy. His ticker, having only a few ticks left, relished laying flat, breathing labored, snoring breaths until dreams captured him. As his eyes closed, Peter wondered, would this be it? Would he wake up in heaven? And would God give him a ringside seat to see all the cavorting? Would he get to […]

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Pieces

Pieces of me break off and drop on the page one by one. Jesus, can You use my broken pieces? I want to embrace the breaking, the piece by piece chiseling, though the pounding hurts. Will I be there at the end of me? Will piece upon piece be whittled away so I’m no longer […]

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Receive France as a Gift

Receive France as a Gift

After a week of feeling yucko, I finally dragged myself out of bed this morning and went for a run. The sun was shining as the honeysuckle scented my huff-and-puff journey. As usual, I prayed. And, thankfully, God spoke back. I shared my desire to be present here in France. I beat myself up over […]

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Enough

I ran the hills of southern France again today, inhaling honeysuckle, feeling a slight breeze against my face. The scenery here is breathtaking. Just as a stand of evergreens and a glimpse of Mount Rainier used to awe me as a child, so does seeing the Sea, the Alps, the palm trees. But it wasn’t […]

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Path to Publication: The End

Though the story never really ends, I want to end this series because I think it would be boring for me to write about, “well, then I got this contract, and this editing experience was hard, and blah, blah, blah.” So, suffice to say, the first book I sold was Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God to […]

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Do our books reflect the intelligence of Jesus?

I remember hearing a sermon by my friend JR about the fact that Jesus was intelligent. Somehow we forget that. We see His mercy, His strength, His joy, His resolve, His selflessness, but we forget that He is/was/will be the most intelligent being ever to walk this earth. So why do some Christian books behave […]

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Eating and Drinking in His Presence

I’m reading through Exodus right now in the New Living Translation. It’s been interesting revisiting Moses. I’m still astounded that Moses ascended into the cloud to speak to God. This was the verse that stopped me today: Exodus 24: 10There they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there seemed to be a pavement […]

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Three People I Admire

Three People I Admire

Our friend JR along with his wife Ginger and their two kids Neeley and Judson are planting a church in Manhattan. They packed up their lives in Texas, where JR was a teaching pastor at Lakepointe Church, and are now city dwellers, pioneering a redemptive work. JR is one of the funniest people I know, […]

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