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Container Conundrum Part V: The no show…

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 14:37
This whole container deal has been a series of just shaking our heads saying “seriously?”. It certainly hasn’t exactly gone as we’ve expected, but God’s hand has been on...

Adoring the Bride

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 13:18
A D O R N I N G   T H E   B R I DE Linda Patterson SOAR IN HEAVENLY REALMS But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;they shall mount up with wings as eagles… Isaiah …...

Culture shock or cross-culture stress?

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:04
We struggle, as Australians who were born in rural Queensland, to live in such close quarters with our neighbours. This is our house and our neighbours! Living in a culture that you didn't grow up...

1st Day of School @ Phronesis Academy

Missionary Blogs - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:10
On September 15th...we officially started our 1st day of school at Phronesis Academy.  Just to be clear...this was the 1st day of "real" school for the 2014-2015 school year...not intensive...

Jesus is Lord and Caesar is Not— Part Two

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 02:54
The first two articles in this volume are of the nature of survey articles, which is a good thing for readers unfamiliar with the topic of ‘The NT and the Imperial Cult’. We will summarize a few of the major points made by David Nystrom and discuss them in this post and do the same [Read More...]

You Be— ‘The Judge’

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:58
In a year where decent, never mind good movies are few and far between (indeed this may be the worst year in a half century for movies) those of us who love the silver screen are prepared to accept pretty good. And ‘the Judge’ as it turns out, is better than pretty good, because it [Read More...]


Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:21
Overall it's been a pretty quiet week around here. Most of our time has been spent preparing for the weeks ahead. The remainder of the month is going to be pretty busy so a few quiet days have been...

On the Road

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:03
It's been a wonderful couple of weeks for me in western Washington. I've met up with old friends - and new! It's amazing to see people catch the vision to pray for the people of Ukraine and the...

Leaving for an adventure in Western Australia

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:47
We've going to Perth tomorrow, all five of us. I know, it sounds glamorous. I'm classifying it as something of a working-holiday. But we're not going there as a holiday destination. Our purpose is...

We've Arrived

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:33
So I guess reading to your child is one of things that make you a model parent! You'd think so. I've seen all those photos on social media and Pinterest with the DIY nursery reading "nook" and the...

Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not– Part One

Ben Witherington - Bible and Culture - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:34
In the past several decades, one of the major trends in the evaluation of the NT has been the study of its contents in relationship to the rising tide of the Emperor cult during the first century A.D. On the surface of things, such a comparison seems promising because Jesus and one or another of [Read More...]

Tokyo Story

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:44
Today on my day off I watched  an old Japanese classic movie Tokyo Story by Yasujirō Ozu. This film was made before I was born in 1953 but it one of the greats. It has received the highest reviews....

Homeschool 2014-2015

Missionary Blogs - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:44
Ahh...yes. It's Fall again...That magical time of year when a young mother's heart turns to...Homeschool  Curriculum.  The following is all the subjects that we work on together. BibleOK....

Some Testimonies from Teams that came to YWAM Targu Mures

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:15
Testimonies from the Montana DTS Team (June 29 – August 15, 2014): Amy Lindstrom This summer, my husband and I were blessed to spend seven weeks in Romania as part of the outreach phase of our...

A few days in NEW YORK (state #9)

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:12
September 10-12, 2014 Day #12-13 Our first stop in NY was Niagara Falls.  It was beautiful but, I’ll be honest, we are super soiled to have seen Iguazu Falls in Brazil and in Argentina many...


Missionary Blogs - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:00
In September 2013, Dayle’s parents celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. In preparation for the party, Dayle was making a cake. She called me over to see this and have me take a photo. She...

Culture shock with the calendar

Missionary Blogs - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:59
I'm probably stretching it a little to call this culture shock, but we did get a little bit of a jolt on Sunday-Monday and it was largely because we weren't in touch with the local calendar. First...
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