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Can the Bible Enlighten Us on the Health Care Debate? (1.42)

Determining what is just and then making good applications for our lives so we are living “justly” is a major Disciple challenge.  An authoritative Bible must be central in that attempt or we move totally off into a swamp of … Continue reading

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Do You Know What Kills 660,000 People Each Year?

Here’s the BAD news:  I called an African friend on skype some time ago only to find out he was desperately sick.  He was one of 219 million people sick from this disease in 2010. To say the least, I … Continue reading

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Is Snoring Keeping Someone Awake? Read This, It Helps Me

Dear Staff** Have you ever been to a conference or retreat sleeping in close proximity to others?  You wake up in the morning bleary-eyed because someone snored all night, disturbing your deep-rem sleep.  Or perhaps you are the perpetrator?  It’s … Continue reading

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Health Alert — Watch Out With Your Reusable Grocery Bags!

Dear Staff,** We lived in Central Asia where outdoor markets and mom and pop stores abounded.  Eating fresh was a blessing, although too often the fruits and veggies were depleted of vitamins and minerals because of the soil.  At any … Continue reading

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Next Time, Take a REAL Vacation!

July is the month for vacations.  Offices are closed, work slows down, seminars stop, and the golf courses and beaches are full.  It’s great to take a break.  But what contributes to a real “vacating” of what we normally do, … Continue reading

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Germy Airplane Rides and How to Protect Yourself

There are two things missionaries can’t get away from – long airplane trips and the germs those airplanes carry. Several hundred people and children climb aboard your plane — coughing, wheezing, sneezing, touching everything in sight. Is it any wonder … Continue reading

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How Long Will You Live?

I turned 67 this year, but in my mind I still think of myself as in my forties.  My Dad, who is 94 this year, made a comment recently, “Those old people have a lot of health problems and they’re … Continue reading

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Greeted by Coke When Landing in Central Asia

When we landed in Central Asia to move in, we were greeted by the Coca Cola vendors.  Get your Coke now.  And considering the hot temperatures, it did taste refreshing — just like the ads say!  Since our options for … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Imbibe Kave

I’m really not trying to push anyone to drink coffee.  I’m really not.  Subconsciously I’m probably trying to justify my drinking of it, since I like the black stuff.   Isn’t it always nice to find a justification for your habits? … Continue reading

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Is That Cup of Java Every Morning Killing Me?

Ah, that cup of Java in the morning. Missionaries and Humanitarian workers have a few enjoyments in their situations, and one is savoring that cup of coffee at the start of the day.  But is that 8 ounces of hot … Continue reading

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