Tag Archives: Mexico

Fire or Blackberries?

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning In some odd way, our lives seem to be … Continue reading

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When God Leads You, [Surprises]

I’ve had several experiences with His presence. These are quite astonishing, and I really can’t minimize any of them. What the Father gives, I certainly accept. #1, We were at language school, and broke. We had nothing extra to spend. … Continue reading

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Rip Tide Lessons

In the late 1990s, my wife Lynn and I were based in a mission station about 200 miles south of Tijuana, Mexico.  We would be working in Baja in the sleepy little village of San Telmo.  It was hard work, but we … Continue reading

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Learning to Lean [Intimacy]

  “One of His disciples, whom Jesus loved [whom He esteemed and delighted in], was reclining [next to Him] on Jesus’ bosom.”   John 13:23, Amplified   “One of the disciples, the one Jesus loved dearly, was reclining against him, … Continue reading

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The Lord of My Greatest Fear

“And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.”  Job 11:18 “If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.”  Prov. 3:24 … Continue reading

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