Category: Authors

  • GMHC and Entitlement

    GMHC and Entitlement

    Greetings from Louisville, Kentucky!  Four out of the five authors are here at the Global Missions Health Conference 2013, where many of us met for the first time.  We are excited to make new friends, catch up with old ones, and discuss some of the future planning for this growing blog. In the evening’s first…

  • Commiserating via skin woes

    Commiserating via skin woes

    [From Amy L, a dentist, not a dermatologist.  =)] My toddler neighbour, JT, has a rash. His grandpa says it’s eczema. Story of my life! Sob. :'( When I see JT, I wonder if anyone is addressing his skin problem. Compared to other children in the community, he seems to be faring “so-so”. Dad is…

  • Writing a Christian Personal Statement: Part 2

    My essay for admission to medical school was brutally honest.  I talked about my low GPA, my relationship with my parents, my obsession with the problem of suffering, quotes from my personal journal, and how it was all driven by a radical faith in Jesus Christ (and images in my head of suffering children).  It…

  • Play Me, I’m Yours

    Play Me, I’m Yours

    [From new author MeG!  Written in Chicago with a heart for Camden.] July 31, 2013 It’s about 4:30 in the afternoon on one perfectly rare summer afternoon: 78 degrees, no humidity, a barely-there breeze, and slowly tilting sunshine. I’m spending my vacation in an 8th floor studio apartment 2 blocks off Michigan Avenue, where the Magnificent Mile of…

  • Writing a Christian Personal Statement

    Writing any application for a school can be difficult, and writing the Personal Statement can become the most challenging part of it. By the time you are preparing to submit an application, most of its elements are already fixed: your GPA, your MCAT or GRE scores, the activities you did (or didn’t do). The Personal…

  • Counting the Cost

    [Dollars and cents (or sense? get it?) from Amy L.] Just wanted to divulge some of the numbers that accompany my decision to work and live in “da ‘hood”. I know that following Christ shouldn’t involve too much calculating, because that can often intercept steps/leaps of faith. Mainly, I want to praise God here for…