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Entries from February 2005

Terri’s Fight

February 28th, 2005 · Comments Off on Terri’s Fight

In 1990, Terry Schiavo suffered severe brain damage in 1990 which left her unable to care for herself. She has had to use a feeding tube for nutrients and fluids since the time of her accident. To the best of my knowledge, Terri is not attached to any “life-support” system besides her feeding tube. It […]

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Tags: Prayer

Praying For Rock Stars…

February 28th, 2005 · 1 Comment

“I thought you were going to hypnotize me or something.” That was Brian Welch’s first thought when he went to church for the first time a couple months ago. It isn’t news that people have a misconception about “church”… Brian Welch’s conversion is news because as of last week he was still a member of […]

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Tags: Church Planting/The Church · Prayer

Our babies grow…

February 24th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Tears of joy and shock and surprise and pride flowed at our house last night when Zach came wandering out of his room about 1 1/2 hours after he went to bed… “My tooth came out” he said… Here’s the proof…..

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Tags: Our Family/Ministry

Lantern Festival 2005

February 24th, 2005 · Comments Off on Lantern Festival 2005

This went by our house last night… for about 45 minutes! The Lantern Festival comes 2 weeks after Chinese New Year. It originated as a ceremony to usher in the increasing light and warmth of the season after the winter’s cold. It probably started during the Tang dynasty when the Emperor built 30 lantern towers […]

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Tags: Fun and Games · Taiwan

Women of the Harvest

February 24th, 2005 · Comments Off on Women of the Harvest

Here’s something Mrs. SQJ is NOT doing this week. But don’t let that make you think she isn’t a “Woman of the Harvest”! Women of the Harvest Retreats I am sad for her as it is possibly a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity. But… she is OK with this and wasn’t sure if she would go or not […]

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Tags: Missions

A Dream Come True

February 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on A Dream Come True

I have been wanting to post something about an incredible event we witnessed this past Sunday AM… and I think I finally found the right words to bring this event to your attention… and they aren’t mine. The following is taken from an email we received today from our teammate Chad… Over 10 years ago […]

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Tags: Church Planting/The Church · Missions · Our Family/Ministry · Taiwan

As for me and my spouse…

February 22nd, 2005 · Comments Off on As for me and my spouse…

… we will make piles. We will make them by the door. We will pile more and more. We will make our piles high. We see them now and start to cry, “Why do we make these piles here?” “When will we learn to keep things clear?” We think again this is our last… Our […]

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COLD

February 21st, 2005 · Comments Off on COLD

That’s really the only way to describe the weather here right now… unless you wanted to add WET. That would be OK, too. The low was 46 degrees (F) today or 8 degrees (C). I know that where you live (not to mention where I am from) 46 degrees might seem warm right now… but […]

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Tags: Taiwan

Blessed Be Your Name

February 21st, 2005 · Comments Off on Blessed Be Your Name

As best we can tell from the account in the Old Testament book known by his name, Job lost nearly everything important to him in just a matter of hours… his oxen and donkeys, his sheep, his camels, his servants… and also his children… all 10 of them. Can you imagine the pain? I admit […]

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Tags: Church Planting/The Church

22 Stories A Day

February 18th, 2005 · Comments Off on 22 Stories A Day

No, I am not talking about how many books we read to the kids… Here’s some good stuff about living on the 11th floor: away from the noise of the street (a little) nice view get to meet 10 floors worth of neighbors on the elevator And the bad? If the elevator isn’t working and […]

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Tags: Our Family/Ministry · Taiwan