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Thoughts on life by Teri McCarthy

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Spotted Goats and Insignificant Conversations

Posted by admin in April 27th, 2010 | 5 comments 
Published in faith, obedience, prayer

“I love Russia! I mean I really love everything about Russia! The food, the people, the literature—EVERYTHING!” I was my usual melodramatic self speaking through clenched teeth to an American teacher in China telling her just how much I wanted to live and work in Russia. It was an insignificant chat with my new friend […]

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Lilies and Sparrows and God’s Father-Heart

Posted by admin in February 11th, 2010 | 5 comments 
Published in Blessings, faith, prayer

Prayer works. Plain and simple. I like it when the answer to prayer is “yes.” Don’t like it so much when the answer is “no.” And it’s hard sometimes for me to really accept that “no” is an answer—just not the answer I want. There’s also a third answer to prayer God gives us: wait. […]

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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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Living Intentionally

Posted by admin in October 13th, 2008 | 2 comments 
Published in faith, obedience

I travel a lot. Not just overseas, but here at home as well. I meet new people almost weekly and I love it. But something that has started to concern me over the past few years is that I don’t find people living intentionally. Most folks it seems are living by default, or worse yet,  […]

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