A Saved Wretch

A personal blog

Archive for October 2012

Seeing Jesus

After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way… (John 21:1) Miu is a elderly Shan grandma who is a widow with no children. She lives alone and with no income. Her daily pilgrimage to the Buddhist temple did not relieve her feelings of loneliness. One night this last year, when she was already asleep and the door […]

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Called to freedom

For you were called to freedom, brothers. (Galatians 5:13 ESV) Dear Father, To me the Shan culture is foreign and strange. I could stand here afar off and judge how they do things, even how the Shan churches function. There are ways in which it seems they lack freedom, but who am I to talk of freedom when I grew up in a land free from war and oppression of […]

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Praying for the Shan and for me

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:13, 16 ESV During September I erratically participated in praying for Burma with the Partners folks. I was very impressed by their emails encouraging us to pray and the first one was so good I am going to steal the idea for preparing myself to pray for the […]

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Loving God

Over the last few months I have been slowly re-reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. This week I read the final chapter and seemed to finally grasp what she is getting at. It now makes sense why Ann included a chapter about her trip to Paris and her response to a Rembrandt painting. I could bless very God. Not take anything. Not ask anything, demand anything, petition anything. I […]

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