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Saturday, November 8, 2014

This is Hard

I just finished the first vacation I have had with my wife in the past 31 years.  It was good.  Friday, the day before we drove to her parent’s house I got the translated material I will need when I get on the plane for Asia, Wednesday.  I already got the Bible portion in the handout…
This is Hard
For the last hour I have been cutting and pasting the translated material into the handout I will give the men who are coming to the training.  It is going to take a whole lot longer than I planned for.

There is something about the font the translator used that does not recognize other fonts in the same language.  So I have to cut, paste into my document, retain the source formatting, and then work on the formatting to get it right in my handout.

To add to the challenge I cannot always tell what exactly of my stuff is translated.  When I paste from his work into Google translate, the characters are English and not the alphabet I need… so I cannot check it, or at least I have not figured out how to yet.

I need to do this to serve the men who are coming to be trained…

It is a reminder to me that not all of the assignments, precious few really, that the Lord gives are all that easy…


  1. People misinterpret 1 Corinthians 10:13 all the time. They say, "God will never give you more than you can handle." That's a terrible paraphrase. It actually says He'll never allow us to be tempted beyond our control (a statement full of grace, as otherwise we'd feel completely helpless to overcome sin).

    I once heard a pastor say, "God ALWAYS gives you more than you can handle!" That way, we learn to go to Him for our help. As Paul said, when we're weak, then we are strong. In other words, in our weakness, we are given strength by God and only God.

    So, God's strength be with you, my friend!