Category: Confessions of a Missionary

  • When Walking Away is an Act of Love

    Last year three brothers began coming by me every day for a Bible story. I was excited about them not only being there, but working very hard. They reviewed the books of the Bible at home and could quote both the Old and New without any problem They also daily reviewed that weeks memory verse […]

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  • Redeeming Free Time

    A few months ago I listened to two books by Cal Newport, Deep Work, and Digital Minimalism while driving back and forth teaching College classes. Both books are excellent, but Digital Minimalism is especially helpful in this day and age. His point in the book is that much of what we use digitally (social media, […]

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  • Spiritual Effectiveness takes Physical Fitness

    A few months ago I was visiting a friend and she said with a smile “your getting fat!” That didn’t really bother me since I thought she was just kidding, but in the weeks afterwards many of my Vincentian friends began saying the same thing! To clarify, I’m now what I personally call “island fat” […]

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  • A Lifetime of Snooze Buttons

    Through some of my physical struggles I’ve become increasingly lazy when it comes to getting up in the morning. Like many of you not being quite ready when my alarm goes off means I hit the large orange “snooze” button for about ten more minutes of precious sleep. The interesting thing is it rarely ends […]

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  • Whern Everything Is Not Okay

    Anisha Hopkinson wrote an article this week on her blog alifeoverseas.com entitled “newsletter code words” that I found both funny, and an important read. Before getting to what I liked about the article let me bring up two concerns: She is sarcastic and being overly pessimistic about the missionary situations. While this is done to […]

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