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Archive for November, 2010

November 28th, 2010


This month Tyler completed his first round of college applications. There are a few more he intends to complete next month. Here he is in his natural habitat in our living room, multi-tasking: computer, ipod, and textbook. I used to be able to work like that, too. Except back then it was TV, 8 Track, […]

November 25th, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

This year we had a nice gathering of 33 neighbors and friends at our house to celebrate Thanksgiving. We read from parts of Thanksgiving proclamations from the Pilgrims, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln; and then read a lesson in Luke 7:36-50 about where real thankfulness comes from.

November 21st, 2010

Signs of the Times

Saw the sign below in our neighborhood today. Some of the apartment buildings next to us do not have elevators that stop on every floor, they stop about every four floors. Now the government is upgrading these “lifts” in our neighborhood so that they will stop on every floor. Singaporeans know what that means – […]

November 19th, 2010

Day of Prayer

Today was a worldwide day of prayer for CRM. A few of our staff went to a park near our office and prayed for our friends, relatives, neighbors, nations, and governments. Several friends in the US sent requests to us through the CRM office, and we were able to pray together for them. The Lord […]

November 18th, 2010

Mentoring Leaders

Jim’s ministry is primarily with pastors in Singapore, mentoring them in small groups and one-to-one. Pastors are a source of wisdom and support for a lot of people, but often they do not have anyone to turn to for counsel about their own lives and leadership. Jim serves as a pastor’s pastor, giving a listening […]

November 17th, 2010

Char Siew Chicken

One of our favorite things about Singapore is the variety and convenience of food available. Here is Jim’s lunch today as he met with a group of pastors at an outdoor food court, which is his typical lunch (and usually dinner) venue…

November 14th, 2010

Father-Son Retreat

Cameron and I (Jim) spent four days together on a Father-Son trip talking about growing into manhood. We listened and talked about lessons from Dr Dobson’s CDs on “Preparing for Adolescence” including issues like puberty, peer pressure, relationships with girls, relationships with parents, self-image, etc. We also had a lot of fun eating whatever we […]

November 6th, 2010

Line Dancing Nation

Yes, line dancing is popular in Singapore. I think we are in the Guinness Book for the largest line dancing event! The atriums of malls here are usually filled with some kind of “roadshow” advertising products, but today I found this line dance going on when Cameron and I (Jim) visited a mall. Looks like […]