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When my identity as an IMB writer was slated for extinction, I learned how tightly I'd been holding it. 
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Scheduled for extinction: One missionary writer
For years I have prayed to be a person of influence — one who
could point people to Jesus both as a missionary and as a writer, and
especially as a missionary writer. But with my recent job loss, I realize I may
have been holding too tightly to those identi...
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Three emotions I'm feeling after losing my job ...
In September I wrote about a little thing called the VRI within IMB. In an effort to reduce costs, our leadership
offered a voluntary retirement incentive to those 50 years of age or older with
five years’ experience. I was qualified. After praying through ...
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What we are in the dark ...
"We are only what we are in the dark; all the rest is reputation." wrote Oswald Chambers. "What God looks at is what we are in the dark ..." The adjectives I'd use to describe myself "in the dark" are not positive ones: Scared. Insecure. Emotional. Weak. I ...
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A little thing called the "VRI"
So, if you're Southern Baptist, you may have heard what's happening with IMB these days. It's a little thing called the VRI. Essentially, IMB is cutting 600-800 overseas and home office positions  to regain a healthy financial position. This is a good thing...
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Don’t panic over the SCOTUS ruling. Try these 3 suggestions instead.
I was on my way to a funeral when I saw the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on my Twitter feed. (I’ll resist making any sarcastic symbolic parallels). Immediately, my Twitter and Facebook feeds lit up like a Christmas tree. Everybody, it seems, ha...
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The SBC and same-sex marriage: A return to relevance
Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of Cross Church in Arkansas, speaks during a press conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center about a statement signed by Floyd and all living former SBC presidents since 1980 r...
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6 cross-cultural lessons our family practices in public school
Alli looked anxious. It was sixth-grade
summer orientation — her first year of middle school and her first time in U.S.
public school. “Mom, will there be any kids at this school who look like
me?” she asked. Most of you know that Alli is Filipina. We adopt...
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You have a choice!
Choices matter. Decisions have consequences. Seemingly random encounters have life-long impacts. This is the subject of my newest Bible study, Choices: Decisions that made a difference. Encounters that made an impact . Walk with me through the lives of Eve,...
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When your world is destroyed
God's love never ceases. Aren't you thankful for that promise? And isn't it interesting that such a statement of God's faithfulness and love is in the book of Lamentations, a book that records Jeremiah's great sorrow and mourning for the destruction of Jeru...
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