What life as a missionary in the Peruvian Amazon jungle reveals about God, faith, people, and perspective.
Several of us from the Peruvian Amazon village of Grau took a trip one day in a long, tall, peke-peke canoe to visit a friend about an hour away. About…
The Day I Learned to Fish, For Real
I thought I’d re-share my New Year’s post from last year and encourage you to burn your own pilatos later tonight like we will. I’ll check back in soon and let you know how ours turns out.
Burning the Pilato: What a Peruvian tradition teaches about facing your obstacles, part 2
Lately I’ve noticed a whole heap of hilarity in the Body of Christ, especially among us church ladies. And the hilarity comes from hearts full of faith, hope, and charity . . . Gotta love us!
So what ten things do church ladies do better than anyone else? (more…)
10 Things Church Ladies Do Better Than Everyone Else
Is it me, or does it seem that lately any consumption of food that isn’t organic, raw, vegan, or gluten and GMO-free has usurped the position of premarital sex as the prime offender in the Christian church? (more…)
Bread and Butter: The new premarital sex
An annual tradition in the Peruvian Amazon is the burning of “pilatos”– homemade, life-size dolls that resemble the makers of the pilatos, or that resemble public figures. (more…)
Burning the Pilato: What a Peruvian tradition can show you about your toughest obstacles
I just realized the elder brother in the parable of the prodigal sonS is an even bigger jerk than I thought a week ago. Notice how the presence of the elder…
Considering Culture (Prodigal Pilates, Part 3)
Is it me, or are these two groups one in the same? Here’s a quote: (more…)
The Sneetches on the Beaches and the Snobs in the Pews