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Can God Save Your Life?

by Editor on December 16, 2016

By Liz Campbell “We run the place ya know” said the gunman, casually revealing his semi-automatic weapon with extended magazine. The midnight air, pregnant with tension and the smell of weed, wrapped darkness around both him and my husband on the deserted road leading down into Majesty Gardens.[1] David drew a breathe, “Actually, God runs […]

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The Joys and Pains of Making New Friends

by Adele Booysen on March 8, 2013

Last November, I wrote a post about finding community, pointing to the danger of relying mostly on a virtual world and not connecting well with people around you. But saying, “Find community,” is almost like simply saying, “Lose weight” without sharing ideas on how to go about doing so. In real life—or perhaps I should […]

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Why I Will Not Say “I Never Made a Sacrifice”

by Rachel Pieh Jones on December 4, 2012

Hudson Taylor said it, David Livingstone said it. “I never made a sacrifice.” A life spent as a foreigner, away from traditional comforts, away from family and home country, a life of talking about Jesus, in these men’s opinions was no sacrifice. While I understand the sentiment and the faith-filled valor behind it, I respectfully […]

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On Friday my fifteen-month old baby, Dominic, started running a fever for the first time in his life. We live in Northern Laos. The hospital beds here are full of dengue fever patients at the moment, and fevers of any kind aren’t to be taken lightly. I did what any worried mama living out of […]

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