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Travel Tip #6. Spend more …

… on hotels and transportation if necessary to assure your safety and comfort. It costs less for one to travel than for two. Lev was by no means frugal, but he was never interested in bragging rights for staying in the very best hotel, and he wasn’t too proud to…

 

Remembering Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot has died, almost 60 years after her husband Jim and four other missionaries died at the hand of the Auca Indians they had come to serve in eastern Ecuador. Her first book, about his death, was transformational for me and for countless other young women who read of her courage…

 

The Myth of Christianity

No, Frog Sullivan wasn’t telling the high school students at First Baptist Church that Christianity is a myth. The year was probably 1974, and I was the new Sunday School director for the huge sophomore and junior department. I didn’t really know what to do, so I invited the founding…

 

Content, Whatever the Circumstances

Last week, my college friend Henry Holcomb asked, “Any regrets?” when we spent the day together in Pennsylvania. He referred to my big dreams of a New York journalism career, which I walked away from when I met Lev. “No,” I replied without hesitation. “Why not?” he persisted. I told…

 

The Very Public Face of Mourning

Today is President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s 98th birthday, but he is forever fixed in memory as the handsome young President of Camelot–with the elegant wife and beautiful children–shot dead in Dallas at the age of 46. Some days are markers forever. We remember exactly where we were and what we…

 

THERE ARE NO WORDS

The headline news is personal. Those missing in Wimberley are my friends of more than 40 years. I know them all. I know their families. Pictured above, clockwise, from upper left: Jonathan & Laura McComb, with Andrew & Leighton; Sue & Ralph Carey; Michelle (Carey) & Randy Charba; Michelle &…