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Thoughts on life by Teri McCarthy

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A Postcard from the Ledge

Posted by admin in December 4th, 2012 | 9 comments 
Published in faith, Lithuania, obedience

I love being in Lithuania. Especially on days like today when the sun is shining and there is fresh snow on the ground. A delicious 21 degrees Fahrenheit is for me a perfect temperature. But not all days are like this…some days it’s a struggle. Not because of Lithuania, but because of homesickness, missing family […]

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Patches of Godlight

Posted by admin in October 1st, 2012 | 6 comments 
Published in faith, Lithuania, obedience

In our apartment building here in Vilnius we are required to clean the common areas/entry areas of our building every third month. There’s a list on the door as you leave the building reminding all the tenants which month is their month to clean. Welcome to the cooperative neighborhood of a former Soviet State. September […]

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Epaphroditus and Fibroid Tumors

Posted by admin in February 18th, 2011 | 2 comments 
Published in Blessings, faith, gratitude, missions, prayer, Uncategorized

Some things I’ll just never understand this side of heaven. A friend said to me recently, “I don’t want to go to hell over a mystery.” I know exactly what he was saying even though I believe once saved always saved. If I edited that statement and made it mine it’d go like this: “I […]

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Don’t Miss A Thing!

Posted by admin in October 24th, 2010 | 5 comments 
Published in faith, obedience

We just finished our eighth week in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and we love it more each day. Someone asked me what I miss most of our lives in the U.S. Things? No, not “things”. I don’t miss movies or TV or restaurants or shopping malls or having a car. I don’t miss our house or the […]

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Gentle Whispers and Unvisited Tombs

Posted by admin in September 18th, 2010 | 3 comments 
Published in faith, obedience

“The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs” (George Eliot, 1861, Middlemarch). I hope and pray that I […]

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Java Jive and Other Bad Habits to Break

Posted by admin in September 4th, 2010 | 8 comments 
Published in faith, prayer

Wow. Crossing an ocean didn’t make me better! That’s a shock! Somehow I thought if I could get overseas just once more then I’d become a better follower of Jesus. But the truth of the matter is I still struggle with the same ol’ same ol’. For example, prayer. Why is it so hard to […]

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It’s More Than a Journey

Posted by admin in August 19th, 2010 | 1 comment 
Published in faith, missions, obedience

There is a time in all of our lives, no matter how old or young we are, that we need to stop and evaluate things—do a sort of assessment of where we are and why we are doing what we are doing. Friends said to me once they always felt kind of guilty when hanging […]

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The McCarthys’ Newsletter

Posted by admin in August 13th, 2010 | 1 comment 
Published in faith, missions, obedience, teaching

Okay guys! Please forgive me in advance for using the blog for a newsletter. Daryl was in the hospital for five days! He’s never been in the hospital in his life! (Yes, birth, but that’s all). We’ve lost two weeks of prep time getting him well. He still has a little infection and is on […]

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Obedience Doesn’t Always Require Sacrifice

Posted by admin in July 13th, 2010 | 7 comments 
Published in faith, missions, obedience, teaching

Every single day of my life I’ve had to make decisions. We all have. When I was a kid my Mom would ask, “What do you want for breakfast?” That’s decision making 101. When I got older my teachers in school would ask, “Do you want to pass or fail this class?” That’s decision making […]

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The Good Shepherd

Posted by admin in May 31st, 2010 | 1 comment 
Published in faith, Heaven, prayer

Psalm 23 A Psalm of David. “THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I will not lack. He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. He refreshes and restores my life (my very self); He leads me in the paths […]

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