Category Archives: 2011 Philippines

Distance

One thing we’re told when preparing to preach is that you have to maintain an appropriate emotional distance between yourself and your subject.  You don’t want to be too distant, because if you don’t care about your topic, why should … Continue reading

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Departing Mindanao

Today is a bittersweet time.  We are ending our stay in Mindanao, saying goodbye to the people whom we have gotten to know and who have been such wonderful hosts during our stay.  We had a lovely day yesterday saying … Continue reading

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Evening Reflection

As our time remaining in the Philippines grows smaller, I look back on this trip and am amazed at how far we have traveled, how many diverse people we have spoken with, how warm and hospitable our host country has … Continue reading

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Photo Slideshow: Part 1

I hope you will enjoy this slideshow of pictures from my trip until I have the time to write and post some longer entries! -lm

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Returning to the Interwebs

My dear readers, I have not forgotten you!  I have not had access to a reliable internet connection for several days now.  I managed to sneak in that last post at about 5:45am local time right before we left Manila … Continue reading

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Philippines Day 02 – Part 1: Lots of History

Our hotel is very clean and comfortable.  The rooms are small—just large enough for two beds, a desk, and a stand with a TV, with our own bathroom—but we won’t be in them much except for sleeping anyway.  We’ll be … Continue reading

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Philippines Day 01 – The Long Flight, Pants, and Japanese

Greetings, dear reader!  I write to you from somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, just north of Japan.  We’re guessing that we might be somewhere off the coast of Russia.  Our flight took us north over Canada and Alaska.  Why is … Continue reading

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