The moon shone large and bright, high amid a clear, dark sky in the Gobi Desert. Near the horizon, a low bank of clouds was streaked with shadows and rays, all pointing toward the moon as if bowing in reverent worship.
It was one of the most physically and spiritually beautiful things I ever saw Continue reading
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Tags: beauty, glory of God, Gobi Desert, God, God's light, Jesus, Mongolia, natural revelation, reverence, worship
One of my favorite heroes growing up was Indiana Jones. With a cool hat, a calm demeanor, and a cockeyed grin, he always showed faith that things would work out in the end. I loved the part in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when he took the leap of faith, stepping into what he believed was an abyss only to discover that a way across had been there all along.
It’s a good reminder to Tracy and me as we follow God’s call to serve Him and those around us, now and when we get to Cape Town. It’s important to have faith in His providence for what lies ahead and to strengthen that faith by remembering times He has provided for our needs in the past.
Three reminders came to us last week. Continue reading
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Except for college, I have lived my entire life within a 2¼-mile radius.
That’s no exaggeration. My childhood home, my first apartment, and the three houses where Tracy and I have lived all fit within a 2.249-mile radius circle. Medieval peasants were more mobile.
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