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Come Away with Me and Rest

Many of you know my oldest daughter, Kelly, who has some intellectual disabilities, but is as sweet as honey. She turned 29 this summer (how can this be!) but to this day she is the best “rester” I know. Often when I’m on mission travel, I’ll call home and talk to Kelly and ask her, “What did you do today?” She’ll reply in her sweet, soft voice, “I rested.”…

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Anglican International Student Ministry Network (AISMN) Holds Historic 1st Gathering

The recently launched Anglican International Student Ministry Network (AISMN) held its first conference to connect Anglicans seeking to reach the 1.6 million international students currently in North America. The AISMN is led by co-directors Lisa and Leiton Chinn, and SAMS Missionary Rev. Dr. Mary McDonald, and assisted by New Wineskins Executive Director Jenny Noyes.

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A Divine Appointment in the Holy Land

Having arrived at the Tel Aviv airport eight hours before my flight, I was the only one at the gate, the last gate in the international terminal, of course! A big screen TV broadcast a FIFA tournament soccer game, but I was too far away to even see who was playing. I had better things to do…I finally had the time I needed to begin to sort through and share some of the hundreds of photos I had taken during my ten days in the Holy Land.

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What Kind of Soil are You?

God’s first choice for where humankind should live was a garden. The soil in the Garden of Eden was completely fertile and every kind of flower, tree and plant imaginable grew in perfect conditions. Likewise, Adam and Eve had everything they needed in that garden, living in perfect harmony with one another, with God and with nature. Unfortunately, when Adam and Eve chose to rebel against God and were cast out of the garden of Eden, they encountered much harsher growing conditions in the soil of the world of sin and evil...

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World Mission Sunday Resources All in One Place

When I was 11 years old, my dad took me to a missions event at our local church where I heard stories and saw photos of the adventures of one of our supported missionaries based in Africa. It was my first cross-cultural exposure and it planted a seed in my heart that has been growing ever since. Four decades later some of my dearest friends are from four other continents! Suffice it to say that that one “world mission event” at a small local church changed the very course of my life by broadening...

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Every Parish a Missional Parish

It was the fall of 1994 and a church plant group in the western suburbs of Fairfax County, Virginia, was excited to finally be calling its first official rector.  We expected our new rector to arrive, bless what we were doing, and simply step into the typical clergy responsibilities of preaching, celebrating, visiting the sick, and leading the staff. But as soon as the Reverend Tom Herrick arrived, he started talking about missional DNA, a vision for local and global missional involvement...

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Our Persecuted Family - How Can We Help?

In just a few short decades, the global landscape has dramatically changed. The Center for the Study of Global Christianity, an academic research center that monitors worldwide demographic trends in Christianity, estimates that between the years 2005 and 2015, 900,000 Christians were martyred - an average of 90,000 Christians each year. What? 90,000 new Christian martyrs every year? Most Christians, myself included, only think of the 1st century church...

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Mentoring: An Important Form of Discipleship

Group 21. Jakarta, Indonesia. August 2016. The Lausanne Movements’ Younger Leaders Gathering was finally getting underway, and I was excited to meet my mentoring group of six up-and-coming Christian leaders from all over the world.  We were assigned a place and time to meet up, take roll and make quick introductions, but then we...

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Intercessory Prayer Saved My Life

One cool Virginia morning when my daughter Kelly was about 12, I was driving her to a dentist appointment in an unfamiliar part of town. The road we were on was a divided highway with two lanes going in either direction lined by cement curbs. I wasn’t speeding, but I was looking at the buildings to find a street number so I could determine if we were getting close to our turn. These were the days before GPS.  In an instant as I turned my gaze back to the road...

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Devoted to the Apostles Teaching So That…

Loyalty is practically a genetic defect in my family. Once we commit to something whether it is a civic organization we’ve joined or a job we’ve taken, we are ‘loyal to a fault’ as we say in the South. I still keep in touch with some people that I went to kindergarten with! My husband Larry often tells me, “You need to let go of some of these people!”  Acts 2:42-47 is one of my favorite...

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