we’re not alone in the world

see original post @ ChinaAid Uyghur Christian Prisoner Sees Wife and Children for the First Time in Years ChinaAid April 24, 2010 XINJIANG—Separated by the glass wall, Gulinuer and Alimujiang’s two sons stared at their father for the first time in over two years. On April 20, under international pressure thanks to years of legal advocacy and raising public awareness, the Xinjiang Kashgar Prison authorities allowed the Uyghur Christian prisoner to meet with his wife, children, mother, and sister for a brief 15 minute conversation—the first personal contact the family has had with Alim since he was first detained in … Continue reading we’re not alone in the world

here’s to being crafty

MEXICO 2010 Gospel Bead Bracelet The bead bracelet represents the story of salvation: The black bead represents sin. God is holy but man is sinful. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) The red bead represents the sacrifice God made in sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us. But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) The white bead represents the heart no longer stained by sin. The heart is washed clean by the blood of Christ. Wash me, and … Continue reading here’s to being crafty

“Three oinkers wearing pants, plate of hot air, basket of Grandma’s breakfast and change the bull to a gill, got it.”

I love foodservice (and The Emperor’s New Groove. haha)! My church had a reception for new members this evening and I was asked to help prep and be a runner during service. The menu consisted of Minestrone, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Cornbread, Meatballs, Chips and Queso, and a variety of finger desserts. I must say, I have a new favorite knife-worthy vegetable – zucchini! I can also add a few items of culinary experience to my resume 😉 : Able to carry on a conversation while rough chopping cilantro Able to glide through a crowd with a tray of hot cornbread … Continue reading “Three oinkers wearing pants, plate of hot air, basket of Grandma’s breakfast and change the bull to a gill, got it.”

John 18

I am amazed at how often I lose sight of the depth of Scripture. Not that I normally hold sight, but I don’t treasure the Word to the extent that I want to delve deeper in each sitting. Jesus is fully man AND fully God. My mind is certainly not capable of fully comprehending that statement. But I believe it with all my heart. The Bible clearly teaches this truth. In college group Bible study at CBC, we are going through the gospel of John. The last two Wednesdays have been over John 18. I have learned SO much over … Continue reading John 18