Showing posts from January, 2017

Friday Footprints

5 Creative Ways to Read the Bible that WON'T Be Boring

Read this.  This article by Nathan Johnson contains inspiration and fresh ideas for how to dig deeper into God's Word this year.

Dancing and Trusting

I (Joanna) found this article by Karen Springs to be just what I needed to hear today: "Every time I attempt to control and lead on the dance floor I feel like there is a mirror being lifted before my face reflecting how I try to control God- to put him in my box of the way I want things to go-- because I think I know the steps better."
May God bless you!
Joanna, Megan, Krista, Emily & Victoria

Tales from Taiwan #19

Dear sisters,

The other day I woke up and realized that I couldn't open my eyes!  With much effort, I managed to pry one eye open and stumble around the room to get ready for the day, praying that my other eye would open soon.  When it still wouldn't open 30 minutes later, my teammate came to the rescue and taught my class as the school nurse tried to help me.  Long story short, I ended up in the eye doctor's office and found out that my eyes had become inflamed and irritated because I had worn contacts too long the day before!  The eye doctor finally got my eye to open after applying some medicine.

I came back to the school, feeling slightly silly at having to go to the doctor just because I wore contacts too long the day before but then I realized something - my team came to the rescue when I needed it.  I'm so thankful to have these two ladies serving with me and that day really highlighted how the body of Christ works.  We need each other!  My eye couldn't see …

Movie Review: Alone Yet Not Alone

Title: Alone Yet Not Alone Rating: PG-13

How it rates (1=lowest, 5=highest): 5

Produced by: Enthuse Entertainment

Synopsis:  From the movie website:  Seeking religious freedom in America, a devout Christian family from Germany settles in the peaceful Pennsylvania colony - only to find themselves caught in the crossfire of the French & Indian War.  Following a merciless raid on their settlement, daughters Barbara and Regina are abducted, separated, then raised by their Delaware captors in the harsh Ohio wilderness.  Now, only their devotion to each other and faith in the Lord can lead them through  their darkest hours and back to freedom in this inspirational true story. Language:  None.

The Good: There's so much good about this movie I'm not sure where to start.  The movie is true to history, showing the struggles of the French and Indian War in a realistic way.  The Leininger family is shown as a caring and loving family.  Faith in Christ is the strength  that Barbara and Regin…

An Ocean of Blessing