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When I moved to Kyiv in 2003 to serve with the IMB, I had to take public transportation from one side of the city to the other side every day to attend Russian lessons. It took about one hour and 15 minutes one way.  One of the first words I … [Read more]

Seasons

Saturday evening, as I was preparing supper, I was listening to Air 1 radio.  Switchfoot’s “Love is worth the fight” came on, and immediately, I was transported to Donetsk when I was introduced to their music and had several friends in Donetsk who … [Read more]

Home

This week I am in eastern Ukraine, near Donetsk where I used to live.   It is difficult to hear the stories people share of their lives since the war started. While it has been tough on those from cities affected by the war, it has been tough on … [Read more]

Worthy

This morning as I thought about how busy my next 4 weeks will be, my mind thought of the song we sang last week during a conference I attended.  I turned on my tv, tuned into youtube and found the … [Read more]

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]