3 results for month: 12/2013


The Ultimate Sacrifice

I have heard the term, “Ultimate Sacrifice” used many times in regards to one giving their life for another. I often thought of this concept when serving in the military. I would ask myself, "Am I willing to give my life for God, Country, and even those who opposed my viewpoints?" After much prayer and consideration, I came to the conclusion early on that I was willing and would trust God with the outcome. However, after years of marriage, and having friends and family who are now parents to little ones; I have come to think of “the ultimate sacrifice” in a new light. Sure, I had determined that I could give my life, but what about the life ...

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room

During the Thanksgiving holidays, a dear friend of mine invited me to join an online group called  "No Complain November".   Her invite  just happened to pop up on my Facebook page on the  same day that I was on the soap box complaining about how early they start piping  "Joy to the World"  into all the airwaves. So you guessed it! I joined her group! I made it through several days without complaining.  I think it was a test for me, because during that time, the transmission went on my car, my brakes needed repair and every time I opened my desk drawer, there were bills staring at me from inside their little white window envelopes. But I ...

A Change Of Plans: Or So We Thought

(from the pages of the mission journal for the recent trip Oct. 2013) While in Torrit one late Saturday night, the pastors planned for going out to and speaking at different remote church plants the next morning. Visiting these new churches would provide our team with an opportunity to see and experience all the amazing things God is doing through these wonderful missionary pastors. As we discussed which pastors would go where, Thor leaned toward me and said I should be prepared to speak in case he could not. He had developed a very sore throat from the days of training in Ethiopia, and his room also had lots of mold in it from the shower. The team ...