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tough as nails

Last week, two men on a MAX train in Portland stepped in to defend two Muslim girls from a man who was verbally attacking them.  It’s the same train where I met the Somali girls and their mom in 2010. My encounter with Muslim refugees on the MAX led to a beautiful relationship and a […]

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friday nights and sunday mornings

Good Friday reminds me of what I learned in Togo, when I contracted malaria and wondered why I couldn’t get out of bed if I was loved by the God who raised Jesus from the dead.  I wrote about it in my upcoming book WELL, and I wanted to share it with you this morning […]

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my kenya registry

Friends! I have been invited to go to an orphanage in Kenya from April 24 – May 18th, 2016 to start a medical clinic for them.  The orphanage is for children who lost their parents to AIDS, and many of the children are HIV+  as well. The orphanage is located on Rusinga Island, a remote place in […]

fall dates

Hey, friends! I wanted to let you know about my fall dates.  No, unfortunately, not dates with handsome, eligible men who love Jesus. The other kind of dates — the calendar kind. I have the privilege of partnering with Compassion International for a Fall 2015/Spring 2016 speaking tour.  I’ll be speaking at more than a […]

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compassion: part II

Felix lives less than two miles from the Compassion center. We climb into the director’s car.  I’m sitting in the front passenger seat, and Felix is in the back seat with Ben, the videographer. As we’re driving out of the parking lot, I ask Felix if we can take a selfie. “Okay, say cheese!” He […]