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Christmas is for the Oppressed and the Oppressor

Posted on 18 Dec 2017 in Compositions, Reflections | 0 comments

The Christmas story is not really a very nice story. We have made it that way through years of re-telling, whimsical stories and songs, and whitewashed nativity scenes. But the nativity story is really dominated by themes of power, patriarchy, vulnerable people, injustice, genocide and poverty. If you were reading the Christmas story for the […]

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Elisabeth’s Arrival

Posted on 20 Aug 2017 in Compositions, Motherhood, Photos, Reflections | 7 comments

Elisabeth’s Birth Story I only had time for one pre-natal appointment with my Chiang Mai OB before giving birth to Elise. At the appointment my doctor echoed the words of my Myanmar OB and mentioned that I was measuring small and that the baby seemed small. I wasn’t overly concerned, as they said the same […]

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Lingering in Happiness

Posted on 15 Aug 2017 in Photos, Reflections | 1 comment

It has been rainy season here since late May/early June. The appearance of the rains is always a source of refreshment, as there has been no precipitation since November, and March-May tend to be difficult months, relentlessly sunny, in the 100s most days, and hardly any cooler in the evening. We sweat through several changes […]

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Books We Read in 2016

Posted on 12 Jan 2017 in Life Overseas, Missions, Reflections | 0 comments

Okay, here goes! Not an exhaustive list of our reading for 2016, but a summary of our favorites. Hope you get a chance to pick up a couple of these! We’ll start light, with three different graphic novel recommendations… The Complete Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi) Persepolis is a coming of age story written by a woman […]

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Perspectives from Abroad (Part 3): On Sharing our Lives and Connecting with the Church

Posted on 10 Dec 2016 in Development, Life Overseas, Missions | 3 comments

Thanks for following along with this blog series! (Click here to read Part One and Part Two) Today’s post is the final installment of testimonies from people who serve cross-culturally, sharing their experiences relating to friends, family, and the church back in their passport countries. One of the things that compelled me to start this […]

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