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Amy Medina
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Lover of God, Gil, my kids, and Tanzania.
Lover of God, Gil, my kids, and Tanzania.

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Why on earth are we doing this? Why did I apply for this position when salary wasn't a part of it? Why are most of the teachers I supervise volunteering for this job?
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Why is 'Work' a Bad Word?
These memes make me realize I live an odd life. For missionaries, salary has never been connected to quantity or type of work. In fact, we don't technically receive a salary, but a stipend that comes from church donations. Since most of my adult life has be...
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I don't believe that we should be saying, "This is the real me, so deal with it." But I do believe we should be communicating, "This is the real me, and that's why I need Jesus." There's a big difference.
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When Did the Church Decide that the Best Way to Attract People is By Looking Perfect?
Am I the only one paranoid and cynical these days? Is every man an abuser? Is every church hiding something? I think about my upbringing and I realize that I was one of the fortunate ones. My parents were emotionally and economically stable. They discipline...
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You may envision the glory of adventure, you might be full of noble good works, and maybe new challenges thrill you. But all of this will be crushed under the magnitude of the difficulty of learning another language, the isolation of being away from your home and culture, and the tears of your parents….or your children.
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So You Want to Cross Oceans and Cultures. Are You Ready?
Is your passion for the glory of Jesus Christ stronger than anything else?   Do you believe in the depths of your soul that he is the greatest treasure of the universe, and that heaven and hell are real? You may envision the glory of adventure, you might be...
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Come Grocery Shopping With Me
Thought those of you on the other side of the world might be interested to take a trip through my grocery store with me.  Grace took most of these pictures, so some of them are kind of random....but maybe that will entertain you.   My grocery store recently...
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This is one of those examples of how spending large amounts of time with Christians outside my own culture has caused me to re-think some of my assumptions.

If personal Bible study is the most important way that a person grows in their faith, then what about the people in the world who are illiterate, or those who do not primarily communicate through the written word?
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Learning From Those Who Pray All Night
One Sunday morning, I picked up this paper from the pew at our church.  It is the schedule for a Friday night vigil that had happened just a couple of days before. We didn't attend this event.  The idea of staying up all night to pray, worship, and study Sc...
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