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Identity and Crisis

Identity and Crisis

There are a number of conflicts raging around the world right now. These range from civil wars, to widespread violent protests, or to various other forms of civil unrest. The lives of local people and expatriates living in these areas are often at risk. At times,...

Watchful in Prayer

Watchful in Prayer

In last week’s article I mentioned that I’d recently been thinking about a few verses that highlight the need for prayer in the life of a Christ follower. One of these verses was Colossians 4:2. In the NIV this reads, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and...

Balance is Critical

Balance is Critical

Life for those living in the United States is changing. In some ways it’s almost beginning to resemble life in other countries. Those of us who’ve lived for years in challenging international locations are beginning to recognize patterns. Here’s a headline from Chad...

The Privilege of Relational Prayer

The Privilege of Relational Prayer

In the Book of Hebrews (10:19-23) we’re reminded that Jesus opened the way for us to draw near to God. Through faith in Christ we have access to an intimate relationship with the Almighty. Think for a moment what this means. The God who created the universe and...

Night Vision and Signaling

Night Vision and Signaling

There’s been a number of times over the years when individuals we advise had to evacuate an area under threat. The most recent was within the past few weeks. At least one of these incidents was an extraction involving a helicopter whose crew had to search for...

Opposing the Current

Opposing the Current

At times water can be tranquil and calming. Standing at the edge of a quiet and lonely mountain lake, for example, can fill one with a sense of peace and serenity. At other times water can be terrifying. It can wield unimaginable destructive power. Those who suffered...

Ryobi Air: Back on the Road Fast

Ryobi Air: Back on the Road Fast

A few years back a friend called and asked if I’d like to meet him at the shooting rage. I said, “Of course, I’ll be there in an hour.” After some preparation I jumped onto my KTM Duke and was on my way. About three miles into the ride the KTM’s rear felt spongy. I...

Overcoming Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety

It’s difficult to get around these days without a car, truck, or motorcycle. Modern society, especially in the suburbs or more rural areas, almost requires that one have access to a vehicle and a driver’s license to get anywhere. Many people spend a good deal of time...

Communications in Crisis

Communications in Crisis

On Monday, February 01, 2021 (local) military forces took control of Myanmar. In what’s being called a coup d'état by the international press, Myanmar’s civilian government was deposed by leaders of the Armed Forces. Reports from individuals with satellite phones...

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