2014-10-20 23.58.56Crossing Cambodia used to be my blog, but now its an organization, so I can't quite claim that for my personal ramblings.  Way back when I first started working abroad my newsletter was called "The Adventures of the Asian Caucasian" and so now I'm coming back to my roots with "Ramblings of the Asian Caucasian." I try to make sense with the things I write.  Some of them may even seem wise and will end up in the regular blog for Crossing Cambodia.  But for the most part, this is where you can come to get an insight into the life of a missionary who is probably never going to move back to America. IMG_7327 Like my opinions on roadside food and the current state of the weather. Hope you enjoy my thoughts and more often than not, my nonsensical ramblings!

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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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Our Trip to Rabbit Island

In April of 2011, just before Cambodian New Year, Sinuon and I took a short trip to Kep.  A small town, on a rather unimpressive little beach, on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand.  Where small mountains come up against the sea and the water is warm.  We stayed there only 3 days but…

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When a Lost Child Comes Home

For a long time I’ve read the Parable of the Lost Son and never fully grasped how deep it is.  But until recently I’d never lost someone I loved so much, watched them go away, wrestled with fear of never seeing them again, and then had the chance to celebrate in joy when they came…

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Looking for Home

The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. Isaiah 32:17-18 As I continue to go around the world looking for support to keep working with the street children God has put…

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Little Bob

We can’t share all the details of the lives of the children we work with.  The Cambodian government does not want us to share many personal details about children in order to protect them.  But there are some stories we want you -our donors, our prayer warriors, and our friends- to know about.  Some information,…

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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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How I Handle It

I frequently get asked how I can cope with the things I see here in Cambodia.  I’ve had to deal with difficult situations when people are around and they seemingly marvel at how I just push through it.  People come and they see where the kids live and often they need to stop, they struggle…

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Just Greg, Not Dad

There are a lot of people who frequently like to imply that somehow I am “Dad” to a lot of kids in Cambodia.  I feel like I need to dispel that, and this may rankle a few feathers in the process.   In Cambodia people don’t usually use the word “you” when talking to each…

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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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Is This Really Working?

Recently someone attempted to lecture me about the harm that the “good intentions” of foreigners can cause and why the “big” organizations are best suited to handle many of the problems in Cambodia.  And while I won’t try to argue with that, I do frequently wonder if what we are doing at Crossing Cambodia is…