Finish Strong

Beba Schlottmann Going Places, Other Writings Leave a Comment

A few years back, I was given permission by my cardiologist and doctors to travel again. I was ecstatic and could not wait to get back “out there” discipling a group of colleagues with my organization, Abante International, and together, make a difference in the world. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks — I had been out …

Echoes of the Past

Beba Schlottmann Going Places, Other Writings 6 Comments

Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. –Zig Ziglar While on hiatus from my book tour events in South Korea, which have been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I decided to take a mini holiday with my friend, Anna, …

Being Honest

Beba Schlottmann Other Writings, Uncategorized 4 Comments

When you have a near death experience, you begin to live life with a more focused view of what’s ahead.  I often think to myself that one has to in order to survive the constant threat of dreariness you become a victim of.  You yearn for more days, for more experiences, and at the same time, you find yourself unable to ignore …

New Beginnings

Beba Schlottmann Going Places, Other Writings Leave a Comment

In Korea, people welcome the New Year by going to the mountains, the sea, or a beautiful café with a view of the horizon to watch the sunrise. This morning, I decided to wake up early, brace myself for the freezing cold weather, and then make my way to Page 38 (a nearby café) to join others in welcoming 2021 the …

Compromise Not Promise

Deborah Newport Other Writings, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Reading your Bible and coming across a verse that lists “thirty gold dishes, a thousand silver dishes, twenty-nine duplicates, thirty gold bowls, 410 silver bowls of a second kind, and a thousand other articles” (1:9, 10) might not garner a lot of your attention. Like a list of begats, we might quickly pass over the list. However, Ezra’s detail, consuming five …

The Quarantine Experience

Beba Schlottmann Going Places, Other Writings, Tipping Parade, Uncategorized 6 Comments

Recently, I experienced fourteen days of mandatory quarantine in Seoul, South Korea due to the recently introduced COVID-19 health and safety measures. (Thanks, pandemic). I think it is an understatement to say that life as we know it has changed dramatically all over the world, and going through quarantine upon arrival in Seoul is certainly one of those dramatic changes. …