Category Archives: Inspiring People

Volunteers for Slavery?

I read this great challenge in Voice of the Martyrs’ newsletter (2018 photo issue). Among my heroes are two Moravian missionaries who 300 years ago attempted to sell themselves into slavery because it was the only way they could reach … Continue reading

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I Can Only Imagine – Movie Discussion

***SpoilerAlert*** I Can Only Imagine begins with someone interviewing Bart Millard, lead singer for MercyMe who wrote the song, I Can Only Imagine. She asks, “Who could write this? What did they have to go through to give this gift … Continue reading

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Same Kind of Different as Me – Movie Discussion

Same Kind of Different As Me is based on the wonderful book/inspiring true story by the same name. It’s worth both reading AND seeing. (Don’t miss their second book, What Difference Do It Make, either!) It’s the life-stories of two … Continue reading

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Victoria and Abdul – Movie Discussion

Victoria and Abdul is the somewhat true story of the friendship between Queen Victoria and a commoner from India, who became her closest friend and advisor…and in many respects was as a son to her. It was touching and humorous … Continue reading

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Mully

If you get a chance, see Mully!!!  The true story of a man who was abandoned by his family, rejected by his village, homeless, a beggar and sometimes thief who wanted to commit suicide…but who, after accepting Jesus (because one … Continue reading

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Brian – Another Starbucks Story

He’d been sitting in the Starbucks for ages. A man with grey hair and a gentle, intelligent face. He had dirty, ratty clothes, but despite that, he seemed very clean and well-groomed. At least, he was very well-groomed for a … Continue reading

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Julia and the Orphans

In Tijuana, MX, after we were done building Sandy’s House, we went to help out at an orphanage-to-be. Let me explain the story, as best I understand it. Meet Julia. She’s 24, athletic, and blonde. She’s beautiful, but doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Sandy’s House

She was just radiant on the day that I met her. Of course, you might expect that, seeing as we had just shown up, a group of about 25 of us from America, to help build her a house. But … Continue reading

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The Zookeeper’s Wife – Movie Discussion

The Zookeeper’s Wife is based on the true story of a Polish zookeeper, Jan, and his wife Antonina. It’s the story of their zoo and the animals and the people that they cared for during World War II. It’s a … Continue reading

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Great Message for Girls in Beauty and the Beast

The message was there in the first rendition of the movie, but it wasn’t explicit. The creators of this newer version of Beauty and the Beast did parents of young girls at least one solid when they spelled it out … Continue reading

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