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Translating With Needle And Thread

I just sewed up a puzzling translation issue. We ran into a problem translating Jesus’ allegory about the eye of an needle. He said that it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for … Continue reading

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Good Storytelling: Insights From A Two-Year-Old

Believe it or not, but the dozen or so English phrases my almost-two-year-old grandson has mastered illustrate all the elements needed in the writing of good fiction. I recently spent about a week with Max and got to hear him … Continue reading

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From Blogger to WordPress

I’ve MOVED… …here to WordPress from Blogger! All my new posts will go right here as of Oct 8, 2011. As for old content, I was able to import all my old blog’s posts. Everyone’s comments carried over, too. You … Continue reading

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Catering

SERVING FOOD I’ve been thinking about food a lot lately. That’s nothing new, I suppose. Just keep those comments to yourself. I am referring to thinking pointedly about food. COMMUNITY DINNER First of all, since moving to Puerto we have … Continue reading

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Palawano Profile: Lini

MEET LINIWe first met Lini in 1983. Our family had just moved into our new bamboo house among the Palawano tribe.Donna and I were new missionaries in our mid 20’s. Elisa had just turned 4. Bethy was not quite 8 … Continue reading

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Travel Stories – 1

DOWN MEMORY LANE……a dirt lane …at an average of 15 mph! We just took a three-day, two-night ministry trip to visit some Palawanos down south (see our News blog for details). Here, I will just describe exactly what the travel … Continue reading

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What’s So Good About Friday?

HOLY WEEK It’s what they call “Holy Week” here in the Philippines and it’s a big, big deal. Holy Week is the week leading up to what we call Easter Sunday. Yesterday was “Maundy Thursday.” Today is “Good Friday” and … Continue reading

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Merry Labor Day!

TIS THE SEASON Yes, but WHAT season? Why, Christmas, of course! What’s that? You say it’s not Christmas season yet? Well, in the Philippines it is. Why, just yesterday we heard the traditional Philippine carol “Frosty the Snowman” playing at … Continue reading

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Gas Reaches $13 per Gallon!

YES, $13! Don’t believe me, do you? Well, here’s how it works. Right now gasoline here locally is like $6 or $7 per gallon, depending on whether you’re in town or further down the road. But we’re not on ANY … Continue reading

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Starbucks Ministry

WELL, NOT QUITE STARBUCKS Maybe you think missionary work is slashing through jungle vines with a machete (wearing a pith helmet, of course!) Or maybe it’s teaching Bible studies and doing evangelistic outreaches. Or how about translating the Word of God? … Continue reading

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