Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Holidays category

Standing on the Promises

I used to make New Year’s resolutions, but I found that by mid-January I would be wallowing in failure. Positive change is good, but so very difficult. I have come to realize that striving for…

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The Incarnation

The Incarnation of Christ, of God becoming man in the form of Jesus, has taken on new meaning for me since my mother's death on Christmas Eve of 2015. I was reminded of the gift of Jesus, the Son…

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The Wonderful "Smallness" of Christmas

When we first moved to Hungary in 1996, we shopped in small local stores. Over the years, however, "megastores" and malls popped up around the city. These changes reflected the notion that…

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Growing in Child-Likeness: Full of Joy and Wonder

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust Him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7 NLT …

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The First Translation of the Bible

The first translation of the Bible was not into Chinese, Russian or English. Rather the first rendering of the Word of God was Jesus. How creative! I would expect nothing less from God. …

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Tis the Season to be Jolly - Really?

At times, living in a broken, sinful world can squelch the last drops of joy from my soul. God’s design for the world was much different. His intentions were for me to experience joy and peace…

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The Wonderful "Smallness" of Christmas

When we first moved to Hungary in 1996, I shopped in small local stores. Budapest changed as malls and "mega-stores" took over. These changes reflected the notion that "bigger is…

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Thanksgiving in Adversity

Life is hard. …

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A Christmas Thought – Small, Slow and Simple

SMALL, SLOW, SIMPLE. These are the words of an Indian colleague at a meeting in Singapore - her strategy for equipping Christian healthcare workers as witnesses for Christ in East Asia. …

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Struggles on the Journey – Enough

Not having enough is certainly a problem. A lack of food, money or medicine can be life-threatening and is experienced by many around the world. Much is being done to solve the social issues of…

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