Monthly Archives: January 2021

My Chinese Church Choir Offers a Glimpse of Faithfulness

“Ping, Ping, Ping!” It’s Saturday morning and my WeChat messages from the choir’s soprano group are becoming unusually active. Luzhou is 14 hours ahead of Illinois, meaning messages were coming in for China’s Saturday evening. That is a strange time … Continue reading

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My Birthday Celebrations

I celebrated my 56th birthday on Tuesday, January 12. ┬áHere were my day’s events Birthday Greetings from China I awoke to find over 30 birthday text messages of good wishes, all from China: ┬ámy students, my colleagues, my church choir … Continue reading

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Covid Desperation: An Inability to Help

I was up at 7 a.m. last Sunday morning. Usually, I’m tucked away in bed, in my PJs, since my hometown church went to virtual worship services. My mom and I can easily sip coffee on the bed while watching … Continue reading

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