So you may or may not have heard that there was a 6.0 (I think Richter scale) earthquake on Tuesday that tilted a giant hotel and an apartment building over, leaving 7 dead and around 60 missing… Well, that is true. It happened in the city of Hualien, which is on the east coast of … More Earthquakes Happen Here
A month ago, give or take a few weeks, three foreigners found themselves in front of Aroma Cafe, whereupon I interrupted their conversation to correct something they had said, and about half an hour later found themselves in a discussion of faith with yours truly. In the course of the conversation, the African, the Irishman, … More Jesus in the Woods and New Song Coming Soon!
This is the final episode of Everyday Life: Chinese Edition, and I have to say it has been a whirlwind of crazy this week, but I’ll spare you the violin quartet and get right to the God stuff: Tuesday: The Long Mile Tuesday is one of the longest days of my week, and so I … More Everyday Life: Chinese Edition: Day 6 & 7: The Final Round
Rewind It is now Wednesday night, but allow me to return to a matter that happened over the weekend. (PS– 10 PM here in Taiwan is 9 AM in CST.) Last time I wrote about praying for a friend and a sweetly-given answer from God (If you have not read it, go back right now … More A Second Answer
Yes, he does. I have a friend who has been praying for a long time about something, and if you have ever prayed for someone for a long time, you might know how easy it is to get tired and start to lose hope that God is doing anything. Well, he is, and I hope … More Does God Really Hear What I’m Saying?
The Devil Wants You Tired At five o’clock I was ready to crash. Granted, I do seem to get worn out much more easily here in Taiwan than in America, but five o’clock? An overwhelming urge to sleep washed over me and I sought the couch for a short nap if it would come. Waves … More The Devil Wants You Tired/ God Gives Hope
Can the Gospel be found in Daoism? No… But if Chen Jie has a curious Daoist customer, the Gospel might be spoken through someone who has no idea they are the Lord’s mouthpiece. I have some very important music- and school-related updates at the end, but first, before I tell you about any of these, … More The Gospel through a Daoist, God Saves from Suicide, and Chen Jie’s Funny English: 3 Awesome Stories
My friends, my grandfather had a saying that has guided my life and guarded my steps since I was very young: “God is good, the devil is a liar, and prayer still changes things.” The Bible also commands us to intercede saying that the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective (James 5:16). Do … More New Update on How to Pray for Skye!
Don’t look now, but sorry for the spoiler alert… I am coming home for Christmas. Today I want to tell you about what “home” is like for a missionary, and the Taiwanese lunar calendar’s “July”…aka ghost month, or the month when the gates of hell are supposedly open. First off, Minnesota Bound: I just bought … More I’ll Be Home for Christmas! And What You Need to Know about Taiwan’s Ghost Month
Made it onto the plane. Peace out, homies! Next stop: Taiwan embassy in Hong Kong! Please pray for travel mercies and a granted visa in time to fly back home to Taiwan tomorrow. Keep the Faith! Skyebirdie