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I Am A Big, Loud, White Woman!

Posted by admin in February 16th, 2010 | 6 comments 
Published in faith, missions, teaching

I am a big, loud, white woman! I’ve been big and loud and…well…white all of my life. When I was a little girl I used to get in big trouble all the time in school as a result of sheer volume. My Mom went to check with one of my elementary school teachers to find […]

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I Don’t Wanna Go to China!

Posted by admin in October 2nd, 2009 | no comment 
Published in faith, missions, obedience

Interview With Dr. Teri McCarthy Here’s an interview (it’s 13 minutes long) I did with a local church on how I got into missions in the first place. It’s like I always say, “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.” I was 23 years old when I first went […]

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No Limitations Nor Restrictions Apply

Posted by admin in June 13th, 2009 | 2 comments 
Published in faith

A woman was recovering from heart surgery when the Lord appeared by her bedside. “Lord, are you here to take me home?” she asked. (Stop me if you’ve heard this one!) “No,” the Lord replied. “You’ve got 30 more years here on earth.” Well, knowing that , the woman thought while she was in the […]

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Mean Old Lao Deng!

Posted by admin in April 7th, 2009 | 6 comments 
Published in faith, missions

I was a big, dumb, white girl from Kansas living in a city of 1.5 million Chinesers. In fact, in the fall of 1983, there were only about 15 foreigners total in our newly opened city of Changchun. I was there with two other women and we were the first Americans to teach at the […]

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Some Monitors Are Human

Posted by admin in February 14th, 2009 | 3 comments 
Published in faith, Uncategorized

The Chinese government had a funny way of doing things back in the early 1980s when I first started teaching there. The Communist Party had a strict policy to protect its citizens from the invasion of foreign ideas and philosophies coming into the country through the massive influx of English teachers from the West. Their […]

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