Monday is for … Missions … and MLK Jr.


Today is the last day of Winter Break for us here at SEMO.  Students are back in town, traffic is picking back up, and classes resume in the morning.  The “break” has been a great time of refreshing for me and I’m excited for all that the upcoming semester has for us.  Thankful for MLK Jr. day to give us this last day of “down time.”  I thought I’d share a few of my favorite MLK Jr. quotes:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”



If you have read my blog, or follow my facebook or twitter in the last few months, you have heard me talk about my friends over at His Voice Global.

Today I wanted to let you know about a new work that they are doing.  I love what they are doing by caring for orphans and widows in Sudan, and by rescuing children from the trains in India, and excited about what they are now doing to care for orphans in North Korea.  Some of the greater need there is in North Korea may have been overshadowed with all of the news lately about the death of Kim Jong-il.  Despite the incredible spiritual need in North Korea, there are some practical things that His Voice is beginning to minister to to meet those needs.  Check out this link that was posted by His Voice in which the New York times documents some of the issues that are currently being faced.

Would you do me a favor and check out their blog and see how simply you could meet the need of a child in North Korea.




… quick update on the wisdom teeth.  Everything has gone really well. No swelling, not really any pain to speak of.  So thankful, because I heard a lot of horror stories leading up to it!


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