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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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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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Missions is a Two Way Street

We get a lot of teams and volunteers that come through in the course of a year.  We love them and are always excited to have them with us, but not just because they have come to help us.  If we’re being completely honest, teams and volunteers are a lot of work, and sometimes it…

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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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When I am Weak

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I…

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Admitting When We Make Mistakes

Long ago I remember going to an interview for something I’m pretty certain was actually some kind of pyramid scheme.  There were a bunch of other folks there and we’d get called into different rooms and told about how great the job could be for us and at one point I got called in for…