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Thoughts on life by Teri McCarthy

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Who Remembers Second Place?

Posted by admin in May 23rd, 2012 | 9 comments 
Published in Lithuania

Okay, I have to start by telling you how all this came about. I started reading the Book of Acts this year to remind myself of the life and times of the early Church. This is probably my 20th reading of this book, but for the first time EVER something hit me. Let’s look at […]

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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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Words, Words, Words!

Posted by admin in June 10th, 2010 | 6 comments 
Published in obedience, prayer, Uncategorized

Words. Can’t live with ‘em; can’t live without ‘em. Okay. I guess that’s not entirely true. We can live with ‘em…some of them. Not all of them. I’m thinking a lot about words right now ‘cause I’m preparing to teach a class on linguistic theory and well, there’s a whole lotta stuff about words in […]

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What’s So Special About Special Needs?

Posted by admin in October 27th, 2009 | 6 comments 
Published in Blessings

Retarded. That’s what we called folks back in the day when I was an MR education major at Southwest Texas State. MR = Mental retardation. I was actually a member of a group called TARs: Teens Aid the Retarded. But people started frowning on calling kids retarded. So, it went from retarded to mentally handicapped. […]

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The Ladies’ Room Prayer and Heroes of the Faith

Posted by admin in August 13th, 2009 | 5 comments 
Published in faith, missions

It seems difficult for Millennials to find real heroes today. Christian teens especially struggle to find good role models and mentors. Mine was always Corrie ten Boom. I was twelve-years-old when I first saw The Hiding Place. My family was living in Oklahoma City at the time. Every Sunday my parents let me go to […]

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Part I – No Tickets, No Visa, No Service

Posted by admin in June 20th, 2009 | 4 comments 
Published in faith, missions

Long, long ago in a land far, far away there was an old-maid missionary, uh, well, maiden who thought she heard God’s voice and attempted to follow that voice wherever she thought it was leading her. Her handy hearing-God’s-voice-manual came from a beautiful Kingdom Princess named Corrie ten Boom. The poor old-maid-missionary maiden (is that […]

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Seek Ye First…….What?!?

Posted by admin in February 17th, 2009 | 6 comments 
Published in faith

I’m a total idiot. A spaz. I know that! I’ve always known that. So falling into the lake shouldn’t have been a complete surprise to me. It was my third trip to Finland. I had made some really good friends there on my maiden voyage. People in the Christian community were so kind to me […]

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Such Nonsense

Posted by admin in November 13th, 2008 | 6 comments 
Published in faith

In the fall of 1988 I lived in Holland. I was teaching at a small Bible college in the town of Zeist. It was there that I met Pope. Not THE Pope, but a lady by the name of Pope. Thankfully she wasn’t Catholic or there could’ve been some real confusion in her life. Knowing […]

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