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Have or Have Not?

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 18:00
We don't get stacks of mail here so when I saw that there was something in our letterbox, I opened it immediately and found a Christmas card that instantly warmed my heart. I think it's because...

Wordless Wednesday: Year in Review

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 17:37
A few things checked off the "bucket list" during a whirlwind trip to South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. A souvenir not only to remind me of my other home, but quiz me on...

What ‘Big Eyes’ You Have!

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 16:02
Anyone who lived through the 60s will remember the haunting paintings of children with enormous eyes. And almost none of them will know the story behind the paintings— until now, thanks to Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, and surprisingly, Tim Burton who has produced a whole series of strange and wonderful movies—-Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare [Read More...]

Goodbye 2014, hello 2015

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:52
Dear 2014, You came and went just like that. We still remember welcoming you with our friends in Ohio, wondering what your 12 months would hold. You were a really good year. We can say that despite...

Life in the ‘hood….

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:35
I realized when we were in Bolivia looking at someone else’s pictures that I haven’t done a terribly good job of sharing what life looks like around here.  Truthfully, life has pretty...

Looking back at 2014

Missionary Blogs - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:04
Almost a year ago I wrote a blog post about what we were looking at 2014 holding. It's really interesting to look back at these posts each year and reflect on what did and didn't happen. The...

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Missionary Blogs - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:49
November/December 2014                      And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they...

What’s Wrong with America?– Bill Clinton Offers some Analysis

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 03:00
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/09/25/exp-erin-intv-bill-clinton-nra.cnn.html As we head to the New Year, one thing we need more of in America is thoughtful discussion on major issues that trouble our society. We need less polemics, less propaganda, less shouting, less shock jocks on radio or TV, less ideologically driven news from whatever perspective, and more real dialogue, rather than posturing. [Read More...]

Container Conundrum Part XIX: It’s here!!

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 21:27
The final stats: The first box was packed August 5th. Our things were in the container 74 days. It sat in the port i Guayaquil for  47 days. And on December 13th at 11:45 am IT ARRIVED!  (I never...

2014: Our Year in Pictures

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 20:20
What can I say? A picture is worth a thousand words. Enjoy a peek at our year that was "crowned with goodness!"

Looking Ahead in 2015

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 20:12
Looking back God orchestrated several new avenues for ministry that shaped what last year looked like. Along with our local evangelism, Elaine’s outreach ministries to women, partnering with Rengo...

Begin 2015 with Prayer

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 20:10
GOD ANSWERED God blessed with great Christmas activities and events like the Christmas Tea., Agape Group party and others too Agape Group – There is growing enthusiasm among some who attend...

The Weekend

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 17:24
It's hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone.  On one hand I'm a little glad because it can be so tiring but I do miss the fun that comes with Christmas.  I am thankful that the...

Mibu... Recapping the year

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 16:37
We wanted to write and say that we hope you had a great Christmas and are looking forward to the start of a new year! This last year in Mibu has been one of continued maturing as the church grows in...

A Christmas in photos

Missionary Blogs - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 15:42
Christmas in Africa doesn’t really look or feel the same as what we’re used to or what we grew up with. It just doesn’t. But we can rejoice, nevertheless, in knowing that the season...

Another Year—- Another Birthday

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 03:35
“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” —William Barclay “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”—Voltaire “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you [Read More...]

The Imitation Game– Indeceipherably Good!

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 19:15
“It’s the person one imagines can hardly do anything, that end up doing something no one has yet imagined.” This is the leitmotif of ‘The Imitation Game’, a very fine film indeed which is receiving all kinds of award nominations during this season. We seem to love our stories about socially awkward, eccentric, geniuses. Interestingly, [Read More...]

Christmas Day 2014

Missionary Blogs - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:40
Our Christmas morning began like most every one else that has small children- with the anticipation of opening gifts.  The boys slept until 6:30 and 6:45 so we got a much later start than...
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