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Honesty

I am a pretty open person.  I'm pretty opinionated (guess this comes from my debate days in HS).  I used to be an extrovert (off the chart!), but that has moderated some. On November 11, 2016, I endured surgery to remove a tumor on my pancreas. … [Read more]

The Hum

In late July 2014, about 10 days after the fighting ended in Slavyansk, a colleague, a couple of friends and I drove there.  We were on a "fact-finding trip" to see what help we might offer in the area. As we were driving down one of the highways, … [Read more]

How great

Tonight, as our group began singing the words to "How Great Is Our God", my heart swelled with love for the God we were singing about and the blessed life I have. There are a couple of dates in May of significance for me. On May 7, 2003, I was … [Read more]

Busy-ness

The past few weeks have been extremely busy, and honestly, they are getting busy-er! Last night, however, I got to enjoy a symphonic orchestra concert for a few hours.  It was a gift from a group of students that were part of Campus Crusade's … [Read more]

Decisions

There have been times when I have made some terrible decisions.  And, as usual, when one makes a terrible decision, there are consequences. This morning, as I was in the Word, I read the story of David and Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11, which is full … [Read more]

Heart

"Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him.  For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." I Sam 16: 7 In today's world, one's outward … [Read more]

Second best

My Bible plan has me in 1 Samuel right now.  As I was reading through the anointing of Saul, I was struck by this thought...  it was not God's plan to have a king.  It was the people that wanted one. 1 Sam 8:5, "Now appoint for us a king to judge … [Read more]

Life

First, I need to apologize for being silent.  I have been on the road much these last 3 weeks, and then when I arrived home in Dnipro, my internet hasn't been working properly. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?  How many "friends" do you have? … [Read more]

Strong

"Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land that the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall put them in possession of it. It … [Read more]

Friendship

How do you define friendship?  How many "true" friends can one have? As Americans, we often can meet a new person and later the same day, during conversation, we can say, "I met a new friend today..."  Historically, Ukrainians have lots of … [Read more]