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This is why I write

Missionary Blogs - 2 hours 41 min ago
I received the below in an email the other day in relation to an article I wrote about missionaries and loneliness that was recently published. 
I read your Sept 9 article...

Ava turns Eight!

Missionary Blogs - 5 hours 6 min ago
H A P P Y   B I R T H D A YA  V  A October 1st was Ava’s eighth birthday. She went to school in her beautiful birthday tutu made by mommy. She is very excited for her birthday party...

Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God– Part Eighty Seven

The further one goes in Chapter 14 the clearer is becomes just how trenchant Tom’s critique is of Engeberg=Petersen’s work. The latter puts much stress on Paul’s conversion, but one may ask, conversion from what to what? The problem with seeing it as in some way parallel to what went on with Stoics is nicely [Read More...]

pray often

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:51
I sing a simple little song every Sunday in class with my little ones.  It is an easy lil' ditty that goes like this..."always take time to prayalways take time to prayGod hears your...

Party Time

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:49
On Tuesday afternoon we attended the 5th birthday celebration of a little boy we know who lives in our town.  In true Guatemala fashion we got a call around 2:00 that afternoon inviting us to...

Raising Up Daniels

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:21
I'm joining Titus Women for their Autumn Harvest Challenge.  We are focusing on prayer like Daniel- pausing to pray 3 times a day, and reading selected Psalms and Scriptures daily.   Today...

Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God– Part Eighty Six

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:39
There is something to be said for the argument (see pp. 1378-79) that in Rom. 7.13-25 Paul is framing his discussion with one eye on what the pagan moralists said about the ethical dilemma of knowing better but not doing better. Aristotle, Nic. Ethics 7; Ovid, Met. 7.20f “I see the better and I approve [Read More...]

A long road to INDIANA (state #6)

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 02:12
September 4-6, 2014 Day #6-8 It was a long day.  We started off early from Kansas.  By mid-day we were hungry and ready to stretch our legs.  We found ourselves in St Louis, MO and...

The Choice of Lot

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 00:47
As my first seminary class enters week 6 of 7, I continue to be blessed and enthralled with what I’m learning from the Old Testament.   The depth and breadth of the OT canon and all that it has...


Missionary Blogs - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:29
About this time last week, a friend invited me (via Internet) to a birthday party for her 5 yr old. And I immediately began to form an explanation for why I wouldn't go. I never even wrote...

the Collins’ hostel (part 1)

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:40
So our guest room has been busy this August – September. First we had a visit from Dan’s oldest brother, Mike & Leann, then their daughter Grace. Mike came a couple of years ago with...

For such a time as this

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:20
What a whirlwind. As Brian last reported, we packed our bags just three weeks ago and headed home to Italy. We arrived safely and without any problems. In fact, it was a pretty easy trip. I’m sure...

Why "walK with THE Wise?"

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:00

SIX Things That Short-term Teams/Missionaries Do So Well That I Hope They Never Stop!

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:42
In the past few weeks I have noticed several articles on short term missions being passed around the church community.  One was titled,  24 Things World Christians Wish North American Short...

enjoy the simple

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:01
Sometimes it is just black and white.We want to get our crayons out and paint it up here and fix it up there. We want to enhance all the details.just take a deep breathenjoy the cleanenjoy the...

Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God– Part Eighty Five

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:51
Physics, logic, ethics. What was the connection in ancient philosophy, and how did Paul respond to it? Tom provides us with a very helpful summary on p. 1371– “They believed that once one had discovered and understood (‘logic’) what the world was, how it worked and what human beings actually were (‘physics’), it was the [Read More...]

The Weekend

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:58
I don't know about you but this Monday morning seems much busier than normal. It seems as though I have an endless list of things to accomplish and I feel like I'm running around crazy today. But,...
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