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For the Days When It's Too Dark to See the Next Step.....

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 19:43
Darkness. Many decades ago Africa was called the Dark Continent. Truly, I never knew darkness until coming here. My first trip to visit this place I now call home was some 15 years ago. Our airplane...

Bits and bobs

Missionary Blogs - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 15:10
This weekend David's been in Nagoya with other representatives from international schools learning and talking about Child Safety. I, meanwhile, got to support my older two boys at cross-country...

Oh What a Relief it Is!: Greco-Roman Art at the Art Institute– Part Two

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 02:55
No matter how much time one spends at Pompeii or Herculaneum or the slope houses in Ephesus, one is always impressed with the artistic skill of those who decorated the walls and halls of ancient Roman villas, for example look at the stucco reliefs from one such house above. The artists tended to go for [Read More...]

A Small Find of a Big Thing

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 16:58
Came across this lovely version of the Lord’s Prayer on the wall of a local shop yesterday. The shop is being sold so I guess they aren’t doing too well. Couldn’t resist for about...

Outreach, and Important Dates

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 15:12
Excitement here in Mibu and over in the Mina language churches has been ramping up as logistics have gelled for a new outreach to the last remaining village in the Mina speaking area! Over the last...

Wait on the Lord

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 12:21
Are you waiting for something from the Lord? Have you grown weary waiting for the answer? Then this is for you……. Psalm 27:13-14 ESV  I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of...

The Irascible Erasmus?

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 02:44
(this is the famous portrait by Hans Holbein of the great humanist scholar) Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) of Rotterdam was anything but irascible. He was mild-mannered, loyal to his Catholic Church to the end of his life, and kept his distance from the likes of Luther. He remains important to us today especially because of his [Read More...]

Falling behind…and becoming ok with it.

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 15:22
There are moments  I just want to sit and have a good little pity party for myself,  crying about about all the things that need to get done and the things I am not doing well…Falling behind is...

Tell Your Story*

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 13:43
One of the things that prompted me to get into writing back when my children were still very young was someone telling me at a missionary women's retreat that we needed to write our stories down. I...


Missionary Blogs - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 03:56

The Happy Together Tour 2015

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 02:50
You know you’re getting old when the bands you go to see have members in it which are all older than me (a spritely 63). Some have joked that the Happy Together Tour could be called the AARP Tour, as it consists in bands that were formed between about 1965 and 1968, and no later. [Read More...]

The Fingers of the Male Cow-Pig

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 19:00
“Sister, we have a question.” I was slouching in my metal folding chair in the tiny room at the back of the shed, my mind drifting as the five men on the Kamano-Kafe translation team waved their...

The Honest Truth

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 02:07
Have you noticed there is a difference between honesty and truth? A person can be as honest as the day is long, saying exactly what he believes to be true, and yet not tell the truth. Our culture has been suffering from truth decay for a long time, and a good deal of the talk [Read More...]

At school all day

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 17:41
A slightly random photo of all my guys on an escalator on Monday. Today is a crazy day. Called "Back to School" day it is a day where the parents go to school, meet teachers, find out about...

The Weekend

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 11:08
Here are some photos I took of the boys over the weekend.  I haven't done my normal weekend post in several weeks so maybe this will help get me back on track.  We didn't have a lot planned...

Looking Back to Look Forward

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:38
Planning for the futureIn our last update we were able to celebrate our third year in Honduras. God is good! He has done amazing things, through us and in us! You have played a big role in this by...

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Missionary Blogs - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 10:38
Looking Back to Look Forward Planning for the futureCorey and the boys at Pacific City, OR, in 2012.In our last update we were able to celebrate our third year in Honduras. God is good! He has done...

A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs– Felse no. 4

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 02:46
When Ellis Peters gets on a roll, she gets on a roll. Fresh off of the third novel in the Inspector Felse series (‘The Flight of the Witch’, see previous review) she decided that a pirate adventure in beautiful Cornwall, during the late summer holiday season was a perfect setting for a murder tale. And [Read More...]
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