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No Selfies

  “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited.  If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least…

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Ongoing Challenges

Street children are a difficult group to work with. In the past 5 years that I’ve been involved with street kids I’ve seen a lot of people and organizations simply drop out because of how difficult it can be sometimes. When you first start working with them there is a strong barrier of distrust that…

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Have a Little Faith

I’m one of those Christians who doesn’t really believe in miracles, or at least not supernatural miracles.  I’m usually looking for a rational explanation to things and frequently roll my eyes when other Christians make claims of miracles and signs.  I’ve never seen a demon cast out and I’ve never had a “vision” from God. …

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Why We’re Paying for a Buddhist Funeral

Today was both heart wrenching and eye opening for me.   This morning as I sat in church my phone began to ring.  I didn’t recognize the number and so I pushed the button to dismiss it.  It rang again and I repeated.  Again and again this happened.  Finally after the 8th time I stepped…

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Crossing Cambodia and Voluntourism Pt. 2

This is not the first time I’ve addressed the issue of voluntourism (See Crossing Cambodia and Voluntourism Pt. 1), however, its an issue that seems to keep coming up again and again.  Recently I wrote about treating Missions as a Two Way Street, and was asked if I really think it is ok for us…

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We Made It! 2 Years of School in the Bag!

Every child at Crossing Cambodia comes with a unique story.  In fact, most of them I’ve known in one way or another since even before we started this ministry.  Now as June is over and July begins we’ve managed to make it through a second school year!  8 of our 9 kids older students managed…

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God’s Reminders

I genuinely believe that God has a sense of irony and He likes to use that to teach us lessons from time to time.   The first time I noticed God’s irony was in the story of Esther in chapter 6 when Haman, the villain of the story, is called into the king’s court and…