Monthly Archives: September 2007

A Call to Persevere

Several months ago I posted a blog entitled “A Polished Arrow” highlighting the encouraging life of Helen Roseveare who was a medical missionary to the Congo.  This weekend she spoke at the Desiring God National Conference in Minneapolis. You will be … Continue reading

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Open My Eyes That I May See

May 4, 2004 Dear Friend, There seems to be a new level of tiredness that has entered my spirit–we have lost two mamas and fired a third and are trying to operate the cottages with women who are not yet … Continue reading

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Desires of the Heart

“Pop theologies baptize the longing of sinful hearts:health and wealth, significance and security, self-esteem, power to get what you want. But the Holy Spirit is in the business of changing what you want. Should you want what you ask for … Continue reading

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Thirst Quencher

“The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)  Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and … Continue reading

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Sweet Reunion

While roaming YouTube videos from Uganda, Mike ran across this one of dear Mama Robinah’s boys’ cottage.  It was so great to see how the children had grown since we left. Jovan in the white striped shirt still does not … Continue reading

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Say What?

“Self-exalters have to avoid the cross because the splinters of the old rugged cross always pop the balloon of self exaltation.”  (John Piper) “Prayer is not conquering God’s reluctance but taking hold of God’s willingness.”  (Phillip Brooks) “In all Christ’s … Continue reading

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Anchored in Truth

Our Pastors have been leading us on Wednesday nights to consider Scripture as the Authority for our lives.  It is becoming more difficult in our culture not to invest our feelings — especially if we are not in the Scriptures, with … Continue reading

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