A Tickle in the Funny Bone

My first ebook, A Tickle in the Funny Bone, is a dozen of my humorous columns including all the April Fool’s ones and the hilarious responses. Readers’ comments: I had a good laugh at this one - still wiping away the tears! I like your sense of humour! I laughed all the way through. I...

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Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Surprise Visitor

It had been more than three years since our expulsion from the Canela village. We prayed for our Canela friends and daily longed to be with them. One Saturday evening as my family and I were sitting down to our evening meal there was a knock on our door. I got up, opened it and there, to my utter astonishment, stood Jaco, our very best Canela translation helper—nearly a thousand kilometres from his village! I was so shocked I didn’t …

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A Homework Question


A few weeks ago I told you about a pastor who counseled me during my depression and loss of faith. I mentioned that he gave me homework questions to help me discover truths about God to replace the false notions I had. A surprising number of you asked me, “What were the homework questions?” His questions to me specifically focused on the aspects of God’s character that confused me. For instance, he focused my attention on a passage in Isaiah …

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We Remember Them


I was about five years old when my parents told me what had happened to our country, the Netherlands, when I was a baby. “Bad soldiers came from another country.” they said, “They came breaking God’s rules. They lied to us, and they stole things, they hurt people. There were so many of them, all with big guns, that they chased away all our good soldiers and our good policemen.” I nodded. I had already seen lots of those enemy …

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The Sprint to the Finish Line

Finally! Handing copies of God's Word in the Canela language to men & women eager to read it.

Last week’s episode ended with the depressing news that the door to translating God’s Word for Brazil’s people groups was still closed. http://www.jackpopjes.com/when-we-believe-things-about-god-that-are-not-true/ Jo and I prayed, (again) and discussed our options. “What’s the use of going back to Brazil?” “In Canada I could keep on speaking in churches and raise up more prayer support for Brazil’s people groups.” “Val and Leanne are already in college. Cheryl will graduate from high school next year and go to college.” “It would …

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