Encouraging

  • Looking back to when my husband ‌and I first felt ‌called to the mission field of Japan some 25 years ago, I’m struck by how little we knew. We were young and maybe a bit [...]
  • Many years ago, when our two oldest children were preparing to return to boarding school for the start of a new term, I plucked up the courage to enter the “forbidden zone,” our kids’ playroom. [...]

Inspiring

  • R‌evival—how I love the energy of this word. Revival denotes bringing back to life, awakening, and seeing fresh life poured into something that may be tired and sleepy. In the context of church, I believe [...]
  • Phillip Keller wrote this about the sea’s edge: Every time I approach the cliff top and hear the muted sounds of the sea at work on the beach below, a thrill of anticipation – eager, [...]

Equipping

  • Do you know the statistics of how many Christian leaders finish well? Only one in three.1 And this research done among thousands of Christian leaders has shown that there is a direct correlation between Christian [...]
  • As a child, I had heard tales of Hudson Taylor “going native” by wearing Chinese clothes and even a pigtail. That brings up an important question: how much should we as missionaries comply with the [...]