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Beggar, Abolitionist, Man of God

End of the Year Check-Up

I don’t do resolutions anymore. OK – I suppose I think about things I am going to work on next year that I didn’t focus on this last year, but it doesn’t feel quite like a resolution. I’ve changed from … Continue reading

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If you read your email but not the Bible…

So if you are like me, you read your email every day. Most days, you check your email multiple times. However, if you are like me, you sometimes, kind of, maybe forget to crack open your Bible and read. I … Continue reading

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How to Measure Success

My world was rocked this last week. Amy and I have been adding a new component to our language study. We have been recording conversations between two of our Xangana-speaking friends, and then playing the conversation back to translate it. … Continue reading

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You know you are too busy when…

So we had a bit of parenting flop a couple of days ago. Amy has been especially busy at the kids’ school with PTA responsibilities and I have been busy at the gym trying to help get it ready to … Continue reading

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5 Times a Day

There is a mosque not far away from where we live. In fact, the name of the road that begins across the street from our house translates to “Mosque Road”. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had basically … Continue reading

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I love it when my wife says…

There are a number of things I love to hear my wife say. However, a new one has been added to the list. A couple of weeks ago when I got home Amy told me: “I didn’t have enough carrots … Continue reading

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Why I May Not Vote (part 3) – How Can I Vote for This Government While Working for That One?

[I have been doing some political and theological soul searching over the last couple of years. I want to share some of my thoughts with you. I find that forcing myself to write out my thoughts adds clarity, and posting … Continue reading

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