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My dear friend Jean has spent the past eight years or so showing this strong-willed heart of mine what it is to get to know others intentionally, to be the hands and heart of Christ when and where we don’t necessarily have to be. Over the simplicities of sweet tea and card games, she has […] Read More...

A few years ago I had no idea what a “Go Bag” was.  It’s basically a bag filled with items to help you survive a disaster.  I first heard of it in conjunction with our earthquake training here (Bangladesh sits on a major fault line).  We do each have a bag that includes dry clothes, […] Read More...

We’re told to not judge a book by its cover and yet it’s also said that perception is everything. I guess that’s why a book’s cover is so important. This past weekend, some have tried to change the “book cover” of Bangladesh (click here for more information). For decades, it’s been defined by poverty and […] Read More...

The older I get the more fully I am convinced that some of the most important teachers in our lives are children. Ask a Home of Hope kiddo what their favorite food is and you’re likely to get “meat” and “pizza”.  Now most of them have not actually had pizza but you know “if I […] Read More...

Ask anyone-I’m NOT a morning person and so it follows that I often don’t make my most intelligent decisions in the morning. One particular early morning some time ago I realized that needed to go to the ATM to take out cash for a certain project I was working on at Home of Hope. Normally, […] Read More...

  We probably all have seen pictures of cute kittens encouraging us to “hang in there”. Recently, I was in Bangkok with my husband for one week as he completed his radiation treatments. As we left to return to Bangladesh, in the hustle of transferring bags from taxi to airport cart, I left my backpack […] Read More...

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. ​There is hope, and then there is HOPE!  I like to practice the simple hope a lot–you know, hoping that traffic will be better tomorrow, hoping my gray roots don’t show too bad, hoping my candidate wins the election, hoping that ​some day I […] Read More...