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My name is Betsy. I am a child of God, a professor's wife, and a mother of four. We live on the island of Java.
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
Category Archives: Jesus
“Where else have we to go? You alone have words of eternal life.” John 6:68 Early last week my father sent a message: my second cousin, her husband, and their three little children were suddenly killed in a horrible car … Continue reading
“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” —1 John 1:5 Checking the news early this morning I learned of the strangling of … Continue reading
Yesterday on the other side of the world my family gathered to remember my Grandma. Grandma went to be with Jesus on Leap Year Day. I guess you could say she made the biggest leap of all, isn’t it, entering … Continue reading
A matter for much prayer at the minute is our pursuit of a new visa. Perhaps these words will not carry much meaning for some but for anyone who has taken up residence in a country where they were not … Continue reading
No half-heartedness and no worldly fear must turn us aside from following the light unflinchingly. –J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of The Rings We live in a world of explosions. Bombs, guns, and–this week in Jakarta–grenades. Somehow when the … Continue reading
This is a guest post by a friend of mine, a woman I love and admire. Her name is Brady Wharton. In the movie Napoleon Dynamite, Napoleon’s uncle, Uncle Rico, is painted as quite an outrageous character. He is a … Continue reading
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” –John 1:14 Literally, when Jesus came, he pitched his tent among … Continue reading
I’ve just seen an opinion piece published online by The Washington Post. It was titled, “Christianity in Iraq is Finished”. The article went on to tell the story of Christians in Iraq since the fall of Hussein in 2003. The … Continue reading
I can hear the shrill chirping of crickets outside the window and, underneath, the steady roar of a far-away and far-up airplane. It isn’t the one I’m listening for, the one my husband boarded this morning. That one, at the … Continue reading