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Colombia: From Michigan to Florida

Putting Colombia in geographic perspective. 2nd most biodiverse country after Brazil. 49 million people. 35% of its land is covered by jungle, that would be Michigan/Ohio/Indiana combined as jungle terrain. 3 mountain ranges. Coast on both the Pacific and the Caribbean. Desert. 5 borders. Colombia is a country of diversity: culture, nature, geography, cuisine, etc… […]

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reading LARGE

Monica* has been a consistent participant in a Bible study that started 4 weeks ago. She owns a Bible but admitted to us that it is a challenge to read it. “The size of the letters makes me dizzy, and it gives me a headache.” Last week, we had the privilege of giving her a […]

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“So, what do you do here?”

Medellín has a lot of tourists. A lot of ex-pats (foreigners living abroad). Frankly, a lot of gringos. (PS-this label has zero negative connotation. It is simply a way to identify people.) That said, here is an example of a common interaction for our family: Local: Where are you from?Kims: The U.S.L: Wow, your Spanish is really […]

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Rewiring Moses’ brain

So the thought occurred to me that maybe Moses, at the burning bush, was dealing with culture and language fear/anxiety. For whatever reason, in my head, I thought Moses had a speech impediment or major confidence issues, and maybe he did. Or maybe it was language brain rewiring (link). Of course, other things may have […]

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50 years to mature

Today’s event at our local church may may have gone unnoticed by the world. We won’t be in tomorrows headlines nor are we going to be trending anytime soon. It’s unlikely we will see this event bear fruit for some time but we are excited and humbled to have witnessed a seed being planted. Much […]

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Sawdust and Varnish

Stopped by a carpenter’s workshop today to ask about a table…. Love the smell of saw dust and varnish but especially the organized chaos of things getting trimmed and built. Is that weird? PS: The guy working there very kindly reminded me to watch out for the table saw. I was grateful for the advice 😬

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Is it safe?

I saw this power strip today. Not uncommon to find Macgyvered versions here and there. Some of you are looking at this and thinking, “is it safe?” No one around me seemed bothered by it. Just out there in plain sight with electrical tape being the only thing keeping the live wires from being exposed. […]

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