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Snares & Tares

I have been thinking about the temptations of Jesus. He did not sin, but he was tempted. He was tempted like we are.1For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. – Hebrews 4:15 …

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Relationships x Systems = ?

The other day, while going over orders in our family business, my one son and I realized that an order was set aside, while we waited on parts.  That was two days prior to the incident. We suddenly realized the parts had not been ordered.   I blamed him; he reciprocated and blamed me.  It went something along the lines of “Why didn’t you tell me we …

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Sajeeva Nireekshana – New Broadcast in India

In January, we announced plans to begin broadcasting in the Telugu language of India, in addition to our Hindi broadcast. Trans World Radio had informed us that the programs would begin in October 2020. In early June, we received notification that the broadcast will begin on July 5th! Vandanalu Jesu! Thank you, Jesus! We see two critical …

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Getting What You Want

Our culture and economy are largely driven by consumption. Modern advertising focuses on our desires with phrases like, “you deserve the very best;” “have it your way;” and “you owe it to yourself.” But I’ve discovered that no matter what you have, things never satisfy. There’s always something new and better being brought to the …

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Audio Books for Long Summer Days

Do you remember sitting on your mother’s lap, your ears tuned to her voice, and your eyes glued to the pages of a captivating book? Or maybe you have memories of your siblings gathered around a CD player listening to stories for hours.  I have many memories connected with books and stories.  Some of those memories are of stories read by Uncle J. …

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What is Heralds of Hope to You?

One of the most unique experiences I have had in presenting Heralds of Hope came while visiting a church on family vacation. A writer by nature, I struggle to share the scope of what we do in an authentic 30-second pitch. I was talking with an older gentleman who had quite the gift of gab. You can only imagine how things went from the ‘Mennonite game’ to “one of my quirks …

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Reaching the Family

Children’s ministry takes various forms depending on where you are in the world. Oh, what fun it is to have 10, 20, or even thousands of happy, noisy children demanding your attention. Children are normally full of life, some of my children get sparkles in their eyes when they are excited about something…which is something …

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