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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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Reminding Ourselves that IN ALL THINGS God has Purpose

And we know that in ALL THINGS God works for the good of those who love Him who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28   Recently my wife wanted a tattoo on her shoulder with flowers and butterflies and the names of our children.  She wanted to do something to make herself…

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Seeking Unique Solutions

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:1 & 7   Once again I am way behind in getting out a newsletter and sharing with you all that has…

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Reflections From a Mission Team

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Proverbs 31:8 This summer I spent two weeks in Cambodia with a team of 10 people whose united purpose was to bring hope to the hopeless. We were Mission of Hope, with the Khmer words Sekeday Sangkum in…

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They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love

We will work with each other, we will work side by side We will work with each other, we will work side by side And we’ll guard each one’s dignity and save each one’s pride And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love Yes, they will know we are Christians by…

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May God’s Love Go Forward

And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.” 1…