Why you need to know who you are

May 27, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

  In morning’s breeze and sun, I set out. Legs pumping, I move down the road and turn the corner, heart and mind engaged with the Friend. At once, He pauses, and I see what is before me. A beautiful tableau. I pass it all the time on my route, but today I’m truly seeing […]

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When prayer becomes ‘just more work,’ what you should know

May 25, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

  I’ve told it before, how I can no longer ‘work.’ How a lifetime of striving and should’s nearly killed me (they did), and how I refuse from here on to live like that. This includes my prayer life. In the season that I’m in, the old answers are no longer good enough. I now […]

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Dear Unhappy Reader

May 23, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Dear Unhappy Reader, I want to pause for just a moment in my very busy day to say ‘thank you.’ You really cannot know what a gift you’ve just given me. What you can’t know is that moments before you wrote me, I had been out walkin’ in the clear, bright sunshine, savoring the breeze and […]

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Bought by a Man, but for Love

May 20, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

There they sit on a bench in the black Chiang Mai night. Darkness has fallen, and the heat is oppressive. It suffocates, smothers with a cloying sensation. It’s more than the heat that bears down. On our way back from the night market, we pass them again on the bench where they wait. I feel […]

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You can fire me, but you can’t stop His work

May 19, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Those of you who have been following our journey to Thailand and our racer will know that the weeks leading up to the trip were hard. Very hard. There were financial losses. The sole employee of Schrock Financial announced she was moving away. A truck suddenly just…quit, ignition broken, and the washer wouldn’t start. Until […]

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I found Potential in the slums (and he wore a dirty face)

May 16, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

  (Note: This is the second in my Humans of Chiang Mai series). The heat in this town’s unrelenting. At 11:10 p.m. on a Wednesday night, our wheels touch down. The thermometer still reads 95. Now, on a fiery-hot Saturday, we set off into the Land of the Forgotten; i.e., the Chiang Mai slums… We’re threading […]

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For healing to come, “just receive it”

May 13, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

It’s after midnight Thai time. I’m lying awake in a strange city. After 31 hours of no real sleep, our bodies are exhausted, but my brain…I can’t turn it off. The weeks preceding the trip were tortuous, blow upon blow, and my being is laid low. My friend, Paul (he, the apostle), experienced it, too, […]

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We are all the beggin’ blind

May 11, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

It’s a hot Asian night. Darkness has fallen, curtain like, shutting out sun’s rays, and still. The heat’s unrelenting. We’re on our way to the night market, and we come to a bridge that crosses a fetid, stinking channel. And there they sit. One of them’s missin’ a piece of a limb. The other sits, […]

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Different countries, different cultures, same heartbeat (we are mothers)

May 7, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

This is part one in my “Humans of Chiang Mai” series. If you’ve been following my journey, you will know that our racer’s adventure has become our adventure, too, and that a grace-path led straight to Chiang Mai, and that heat. Home now, I remember this true thing; no matter where you are on the globe, […]

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In corridors of hell, His heart’s desire (they’re waiting)

April 25, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

“And the Lord said, ‘Simon, Simon. Satan has demanded permission to sift (all of you) like grain (Luke 22:31, AMP).’” On the eve of adventure; mere hours from departure, I can feel it. It’s been a brutal season of trial; of testing; of onslaught and blackness, and the physical ache in my bones tells the […]

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