Set-Backs and Progress

Set-Backs and Progress

Where was a red song tau? I trotted down the busy street, dodging cars, bicycles and tuk-tuks which all seemed intent on running over me. I was going to be late and I needed to find a ride fast. At…

Serving God -- Exciting or Not

Serving God — Exciting or Not

The light-weight blanket dripped over the edge of the top bunk as if it was trying to make up its mind whether to slide down or stay on the bed where it belonged. I sighed. An unmade bed again. That…

About That Flying Snake....

About That Flying Snake….

A flying snake – I never saw such a thing, even here in Thailand. I slowed my run to a walk and wiped the rivers of sweat from eyes onto my already-soaked t-shirt. Running in the rainy season has its…

Extreme Parenting -- Missionary Style

Extreme Parenting — Missionary Style

On your mark. Get set. Go!!! Crazy people doing extreme sports seem to be trend – at least it is on Thai tv. Turn it on and you see people skiing down impossible slopes, doing death-defying tricks on skateboards, and…

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

“That electric wire is down,” Paul said. He stopped the truck and scanned the steep mountain road. “Can you see where it goes?” The pole leaned sideways toward us and the wire sagged downward. We all peered out the truck…

Horrible Roads -- Wonderful People

Horrible Roads — Wonderful People

I gulped and swallowed hard, trying to beat down the waves of nausea that rose to swamp me. No use. Between the curvy mountain roads that were practically a series of u-turns and the deep ruts and holes that jarred…

Paul's Prayer Letter

Paul’s Prayer Letter

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.” What a promise! Yes, it is a fact that we will know many afflictions, hardships and trials, but also it is true that through…

Hope for the Future

Hope for the Future

Something was wrong. I could tell just by looking at her. She was bringing her baby for me to see, but where was that glow of pride and happiness that new mothers always have when displaying their newborns? She looked…

Fruit of Various Kinds

Fruit of Various Kinds

I clutched the door handle with a white-knuckled grip. In spite of the seatbelt and my death grip on the handle, I still bounced around in the seat as we jolted up the terrible road to Cana (pronounced Ka-nah-ah). It’s…

January Prayer Letter

January Prayer Letter

“This is spiritual food like we have never had before,” one of the Lahu preachers said. We just finished a week of intense teaching. We began early in the cold mornings with the men in coats and stocking caps. We…