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Chinese Canine Immigrant:  Thank you for my blessing

The following was submitted to my local newspaper, on behalf of our China rescue, Bridget Dear Marshall Trinity UMC Members and Pastor Zoila,            Last week, my owners saw an announcement in the Marshall Advocate that Trinity … Continue reading

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My Apartment in China: Always safe, . . . .until now!

We’re going on 2 1/2 years now that I’ve been stuck in America. China’s strict “Zero Covid” stance is actually starting to lift, as of June! Large cities throughout China, and even those in my province of Sichuan, are now … Continue reading

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My College in China has a request for the upcoming graduation performance celebrations

I received a message 2 weeks ago regarding the end-of-year celebrations at my college in Luzhou. We always had a performance event in the auditorium for graduating seniors. Seniors and others would show off their talents as a final farewell. … Continue reading

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A Desperate Plea for Help to Save a Sister

Every morning, and throughout the day, I check my WeChat messages from China. There are messages from former students, comments from colleagues about my “Moment” posts (mini-blogs), friends, foreign teachers giving me in-country updates, my church choir’s announcements and the … Continue reading

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Shanghai Struggles: A BBC Interview with Two Delivery Riders

There was hope for Shanghai yesterday. It was the first time that the city had reached Zero-Covid status for residents outside of quarantine centers. But today, after another daily round of Covid testing, brought 58 positive cases to the forefront … Continue reading

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The Current Covid Situation in Shanghai, China: Sixth Tone updates

I’ve been spending a lot of time searching the latest news of Shanghai as the city struggles to control its virus cases. When positive cases exploded 4 weeks ago, a majority of Shanghainese felt the Zero-Covid police would not be … Continue reading

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Easter Celebrations in My Hometown: Collecting Photos for my Chinese Students

The last full-blown Easter traditions and reports I remember came via email from my mom, 3 years ago while I was in China. She described a meaningful cross-walk with parishioner members on Good Friday, a church Easter egg hunt for … Continue reading

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Being Grateful

I attended a 2-day Creation Justice virtual meeting session with those from all over the States. This was shared during one of our closure sessions. I share it with you here, now, to give you a little lift for your … Continue reading

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Spring Brings out an Act of Thievery

It was all my mom’s doing. She put the idea in my head. As warmer weather approaches, my mom has been surveying her new garden, established last year at this new little house of hers, to see what has survived … Continue reading

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A Three-fold Remembrance Post

Why does personal distressing news, or even personal luck, seem to come in threes? This last week, at least for me, seems to have followed in this number 3 pattern. From the last post, I listed 2, not expecting a … Continue reading

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