large family journey to thailand mission field

Literally hearing God’s voice

It’s a real thing. Sometimes every hour seems to hold some new message from God. Because I’ve realized that if I want to hear God’s voice, I have to be listening in the right places. Yesterday, I was coming off a hard day of discouragement. Early in the morning, I sat with my Bible open, … Read more

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grieving the Missionary call

A missionary call that doesn’t look how I expected. The afternoon was quiet. The girls were gone to the house of friends helping with yard work. The only “older” boy still living at home was gone to the Y and then to his brother’s house for the evening. The three little boys were outside working and playing and imagining. They’d been … Read more

when you find yourself praying for that which you don’t want

It’s strange, really. Because this is where I’m finding myself lately. Praying endlessly and earnestly for the way to be made clear to leave a place I love for a place that, on most days, I’m not sure I want to go. More true, probably, would be that the going isn’t so hard as is … Read more

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walking around asleep

We have Bible Study on Friday nights. We’ve done it for going on 3 years now and I can honestly say that if there is something (other than morning and evening family worship) that has profoundly affected our family, it is these studies. Because when you invite the Holy Spirit to be present as you … Read more

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praying impossible prayers

Praying. Not long ago I was met with a situation where I was faced with a difficult person. The kind who is never wrong, knows everything, and isn’t afraid to tell you how small and unwise you are. For weeks, this went on. Day after day the continual drip of one unconcerned for my feelings … Read more

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