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The Grass Is Greener on the Other Side of the Ocean

We all tend to think that everyone else has it easier and better than we have. We’ve noticed this sentiment in some of our church members. One young man says he wants to start a church (a noble idea), but … Continue reading

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Beached Jellyfish

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Vacation? What Vacation?

Ladies, we don’t live in a goldfish bowl…I’m afraid it’s more like under the microscope. This quote came from a thought-provoking, humorous discussion I was in recently with other BMWs (Baptist Missionary Women) when a lady shared the criticisms her … Continue reading

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If You Give a Pastor a Pickup

As our rainy season approaches, I remembered a little yarn I wrote several years ago during our rainy season about my husband and how we couldn’t seem to think of the perfect car for transporting people to church on the … Continue reading

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Cast Off and Anchors Aweigh, My Boys!

We’re feeling a sense of relief and excitement this week as we see the end of our school year approaching. It’s so fun to be able to “check off the box” for a subject that final time for the year. … Continue reading

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Contradictory South Africa

This is a perfect example of the inconsistencies we’ve found in South Africa. Right under their logo, Liquor City puts a prayer: “God bless South Africa.” While Europe beats the world for alcohol consumption, South Africa is a close follower … Continue reading

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The Pastor’s Paycheck ~ A Prayer Request

My husband has been preaching through 1 Corinthians this year, and yesterday he arrived at the first half of chapter nine in which the apostle Paul challenges the Corinthians over their lack of financial support for him. We deem this … Continue reading

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