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Missed opportunity in Lopburi

We had arrived in Lopburi, a medium-sized city in central Thailand, to study language in our first year in Thailand. During that year, our sole mode of transportation was our bikes. We rode each [...]

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A tale of two talks

“I sat and began meditating. I focused on emptying my mind and becoming one with the universe. I became one with the universe, and then I was sure, it would not rain before I got to work.” So [...]

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Letters to Mom

May 2011 Dear Mom, Today we arrived at our “new” home for the year while we are in language school. Our senior missionary was showing us around. When she flipped on the bathroom light, it [...]

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Shame on us

Sunday, December 27. We thought it would be just our family at church that day, as all the regular attenders had told us they would be going back to their homes in the Northern provinces over New [...]

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See you at church!

Sunday, for most people, is a day that is different to the rest of the busy, demanding week. Sunday generally has a slow start – there is no alarm clock, no rush to finish breakfast, drop [...]

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The power of Anzac biscuits!

I love to bake. It helps me relieve stress and it gives me joy to inflict my food on others (as I’m not the best cook!). Since moving to Thailand we have baked many western creations for our [...]

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Fragrance from life to life

Mali is the Thai word for jasmine, a beautiful fragrant flower. Mali is also the name of a disabled woman who lives in Khok Sam Rong district, Central Thailand.  Mrs Ong, Mali’s mother, has made [...]

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It should be dead

Looking at it realistically that little plant should not have survived more than 2 or 3 days. For the plant to push up through the crack in the scorching hot concrete is quite something. But then [...]

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Tingling tastebuds

In my local Thai restaurant, I ordered a non-spicy food dish. It was a shock to me as I ate, for it was as if a fire was burning inside my mouth. 3 glasses of cold water weren’t able to quench [...]

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Thanking God for Ants…

Phil thanked God for ants tonight… I definitely didn’t see that one coming. I wasn’t feeling very thankful for them myself.  They entered our house by the thousands when it [...]

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Easter Rabbit

Street vendors abound in Thailand. Roasted corn, iced drinks, sticky rice, grilled pork, grilled chicken, fried chicken, fried hotdogs, hot dogs wrapped in waffles, ice cream, noodle soup, [...]

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A power encounter through surgery

Mr. Joy did come to some church gatherings over the past three years. But he never seemed really interested in the Lord until last month. Suddenly, he was diagnosed with a tumor in his brain and [...]