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How to Support a Missionary

Missionary, ways to support a missionary without sending money, Visiting a missionary, physically helping a missionary, prayer support, encouragement

Are there ways to support a missionary beyond sending money? I’ve been reading about missionaries quite a bit the last several years. Certainly, we donate to missionaries. But recently, I realized we can help a missionary without handing out any money at all. Indeed, there are several ways. Prayer When a good friend lived with […]

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To “Pull a Biddy,” and Other Adventures

I’m recently returned from a trip in which I needed to “pull a Biddy,” to encourage myself. I may be the only person who uses that term, but my family understands what I mean. They’ve been living with the Biddy and Oswald Chambers story just as much as I have for the last four years! But […]

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8 Favorite Christian Biographies

I love biographies. As a newly-minted biographer, surely I have some favorite Christian biographies? Of course. While some of these books slide between biography and memoir, they’ve all been important in my spiritual development. (See this post for the difference between biography and memoir). Here’s a short list in alphabetical order, of eight favorites and […]

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How Composer David Voss Composes

Our young friend Composer David Voss, composed an Easter cantata this year. We had a long conversation about how he composed it and I saw parallels with the writing life. So, that’s what this post is about–composing and the writing life. It also will introduce you to a fine composer and his music. Who is […]

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Jesus’ Ministry During Holy Week

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Jesus’ ministry during the final week of his life was directed at one group of people in particular. Can you think which group it was? Here’s a hint: He didn’t come to condemn, He came to save the world. (John 3:17) Jesus’ ministry to those who hated him. A close examination of that final week […]

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