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Diastasis Recti: Summer Edition

Missionary Blogs - 2 hours 30 min ago
The journey of healing continues... The OB/Gyn I saw this summer wasn't very helpful in that she saw Diastasis recti as a "cosmetic problem" that could be treated only with surgery. Unfortunately,...

Parting is such sweet sorrow...

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:17
Well, if you track my life & my newsletters you will have seen that my time in the beautiful United Kingdom has come to a close. I experienced some issues with visa & immigration, which led...

Ebola in West Africa: Five More Ways to Pray

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:33
It's been nearly a month since the world's attention was turned to a little corner of west Africa where the deadliest Ebola outbreak in human history has occurred.  Today the most famous Ebola...

Pray For Tunuco Arriba

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:40
John and Diana Lubeck are the Chorti Bible translation team that work in the Chorti area. They have translated the entire New Testament, four books of the Old Testament, and are currently working on...

10th Blogoversary

Adventures with God - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:09
We're not sure how but somehow we missed the 10th birthday of our blog, though according to blogoversary.com the anniversary isn't for another 37 days!

We've been a bit lax with the blog over the last few years and we'll make no promise to be better at it because that would most likely be a lie. We do love the blog and enjoy it but sadly facebook has largely taken over.

10 years ago the blog was called Adventures With God and looked like the picture to the left. In July 2010 we relaunched the blog with a new look and the new name: Facing The Mountain. Maybe we need to freshen it up again?

Happy belated birthday Blog.
Not sure where the 37 days come from!

From 60 to who knows

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:00
In the late 1990s my responsibilities included finding ways to increase the number of translation projects in Africa lead by Africans that were linked to Wycliffe. At a time when hundreds were lead...

Queensland: a beautiful place to be outdoors

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:14
How do you know you're in a Queensland school? Here are a couple of clues from our boys' school: Outdoor port racks Outdoor covered play areas Just generally outdoors, really. This...

the key to humility

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:39
the power is out. again. we can't use the coffee maker. again. the baby was up every hour. all. night. long. my mini-meatloaves failed. the carrots and zucchini burned. these are the thoughts...

Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God– Part Sixty Nine

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 02:31
On any showing, Romans 10.4 is a crucial verse for understanding Paul’s thought world. The discussion on p. 1172 deserves a close look. Tom takes the verse is a rather narratological way– namely that Christ is the goal, the final destination of Torah, by which he means “This is where the narrative had been heading [Read More...]


Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:18
Following up from my last post, the rain storm on Monday in the city of Querétaro actually was a bit of news.  The government says it was the heaviest rain storm of the season, but from the sounds of...

Depression and missionary kids

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00
Parenting is a tough gig. Parenting in the context of living our kind of lifestyle is even trickier.  Some kids thrive. Others struggle.  I came across an article yesterday that...

...In Its Time

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:02
Well this post not only has me writing from a newaddress and new surroundings but with a fresh sense of expectancy for the year ahead.Thanks for the cake Laura!It's true, I celebrated turning 27...

It’s My Turn. Oh Yes, I Am #goingthere

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:20
It’s my turn. What Deidra began, and Lisa-Jo followed, now here I go. I am going there. It has been a slow boil for me, a process of thinking and beginning to understand the story and my part...


Adventures with God - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:10
We are so proud of Joel who participated in the Helderberg Eisteddfod yesterday afternoon. He was awarded Gold for his poetry recital and Gold Plus for his prepared reading.

Truth be told Joel's a little disappointed in himself because it's the first year he's not got a Cum Laude, but the judge was very clear that the bar was set a lot higher this year and she was marking them accordingly.

Regardless, we're very very proud of Joel!
Next stop the Music Eisteddfod on Friday in which he'll be playing his own interpretation of Stairway To Heaven by Led Zep. He's going to be amazing!

Homework Station

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:23
Everything they need to do homework, right near the dining table.It's back to school season!  And we are all ready for the homework challenge.  In Grades 1 and 2 they should only have 20...


Missionary Blogs - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:24
Keeping in Paraguay tradition, we do still sit outside every now and then and share terere.    best of both worlds – terere in one hand and Dr Pepper in the other We have started our...

Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God– Part Sixty Eight

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:20
On pp. 1166ff. Tom is arguing that in Rom. 10.9-13 we have the fullest and perhaps clearest most concentrated description of what reformulated monotheism, election, eschatology looks like to Paul. “It is all hear…the faithfulness of God, the work of the Messiah as the ground and basis for it all; belief in God’s raising of [Read More...]
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