2017 12 Global Glimpses

С Рождеством Христовым!

(S rahjestvom Hreestoveem – Merry Christmas in Russian)

Merry Christmas!

In the midst of everything that is taking place around the world and in our personal lives, take some time to ponder the truth that we celebrate during this season…“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).” Matthew 1:22-23 NIV

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said….”  – hold onto that truth. God fulfills His promises, in His time and in His way.



My family and I moved overseas in early December, 1997.

We arrived right before Christmas – and had to figure out how things worked in this new culture.  Every family has its own traditions and so do many countries and cultures.  Here is an interesting website which gives a great overview of different cultural traditions if your are curious ..



Shanna thought she understood discipleship:

that it was something for only really spiritually mature people to give and receive. That meant that it wasn’t for her.   Her story has a typical beginning…  read the rest of the story here


Living overseas has its challenges…

and opportunities to learn a few new skills and taste that which you may not have tasted before….

Author: John