FIRST-PERSON: Reflections from the battlefield
BAGHDAD, Iraq (BP)--As I look back on my first six weeks in this war zone, I believe that the Lord has changed me more than He has used me to minister to others. It’s similar to a foreign missions trip where we Americans often leave with the purest intentions of making a difference in the lives of others, only to realize that it is often ourselves who are changed the most by the experience.
FIRST-PERSON: Why I won’t be home for Christmas
BAGHDAD, Iraq (BP)--Dear Isabella, You will soon celebrate your first Christmas! Since I can't be there with you, I'm writing this letter to tell you how much I love you and how much I wish I could be there with you. You won't remember this first Christmas (at least I don't remember anything from when I was four months old!), but when you look back on the pictures someday, I want you to know why your Daddy wasn't there and know how badly he wanted to be.