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The Sky Changes

Every year at this time, the sky in Bangkok changes as the Hot Season (March to June) changes to the Rainy Season (July to October). Clouds appear – first on the horizon and then overhead – as the seasonal change … Continue reading

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Opening To A New “Normal”?

For the past six weeks, we’ve seen a lot of vinyl banners like this one, telling us that the establishment – in this case, a beautiful Hindu temple on Silom Road – is not open for worship or religious ceremonies … Continue reading

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Update on Thailand During COVID-19

I recorded a short video today about Christian Volunteers in Thailand and the impact of COVID-19 on our ministry and on Thailand.  It includes prayer concerns. It’s only four minutes in length and in posted on YouTube.  I invite you … Continue reading

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Rabbi, I Want to See!

Today, I went out at dawn to look for my Lord.  Alone.  Searching for meaning on this Easter Sunday morning that is so different from other Easter mornings. I wondered whether Mary felt some of the same feelings on that … Continue reading

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Staying Connected in Troubled Times

Our greatest achievement in Holy Week 2020 was the first Zoom meeting with Christian Volunteers in Thailand (CVT). Esther I Re Kim, a CVT from South Korea who served as a teacher at Chiangrai Vidhayakhome School in North Thailand for … Continue reading

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We Are Not Alone

In every generation, there are events that challenge our relationships, our beliefs, and our very existence on this planet. COVID-19 is one of those. Humanity has survived many of these historic events through the centuries. Knowing how we survive and … Continue reading

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Tea in a Time of Plague

The elusive illusion of stability in the regular routine Of my personal pilgrimage through life Manifests itself in the single solitary chalice Of steaming sweet cinnamon tea that I drink Each morning before the day begins. The enticingly exquisite aroma … Continue reading

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The Oxygen of Objects

It is that quiet time before the day begins. Breakfast awaits, but I am in no hurry. Surrounded by beauty captured in tiny treasures Plundered from the world’s store. Soft music plays faintly somewhere, And, in the distance, there is … Continue reading

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An Early Christmas Gift!

Sometimes, Christmas gifts arrive when you least expect them, and you can find joy in the presence of God revealed through the ministries of the Church in this world! Most of you know that I have been working in Thailand … Continue reading

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A Month of Goodbyes

The good news is that the rains finally came to Thailand and, fortunately, some of the rice crop was saved.  Unfortunately, many of the same places that were struck by the drought earlier this year have been experiencing once-in-a-lifetime floods … Continue reading

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