An airplane takes off from an airport. The Captain is Jewish and the First Officer is Chinese. It’s the first time they have flown together and it is obvious they don’t get along. After 30 minutes, the Jewish captain says, “I don’t like Chinese.” The First Officer replies, “You no like Chinese?  Why?”  The Captain … Continue reading Humor


 Arriving into Singapore some years ago, we were met at the airport by Bob Howder.  We had not met previously, but had corresponded. “Where are we staying?” I asked as we drove away.  Bob responded, “You’ll be with Norm & Louise Barnhart.” I thought, Norm & Louise Barnhart. Okay. Don’t know them but we will … Continue reading Trust

The Maturing of Judah

 In Genesis 38, Judah, the third oldest son of Jacob, comes off as self-righteous and hypocritical.  But by the time we get to Genesis 44, Judah has matured.  He is self-sacrificing, putting concern for his father above his own freedom.  What a transformation!   When a boy is born, he is soon told how smart … Continue reading The Maturing of Judah

Overwhelmed, But With a Purpose

Sand – How many grains of sand would there be in just one cubic foot of beach sand?  Think of all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. How many grains of sand would that be?   I find it difficult to wrap my mind around that.  Overwhelmed? We’re Supposed to … Continue reading Overwhelmed, But With a Purpose