"La profesora Karen" prepares her lesson
One of my most vivid memories from my years at Philadelphia Biblical University is Ken Medema’s convicting song, “Moses.” The Chorale performed it multiple times over two years, and Ken Medema himself performed it for us in concert. The first time I heard it, I was fascinated by the way the music explains the words: the basso profundo tone of God’s comands, the scaredy-cat complaints of Moses, the gorgeous harmony of angels singing. Did I mention convicting? Never once did I sing it without God speaking directly to me. After all these year, it is apparently still burned into my brain, because recently I can’t get it out of my mind.
Back in Costa Rica after our extended home assignment, I have been praying that God would give me clear direction about new ministries, and give me the courage to respond with cheerful obedience. Just a friendly warning, both are dangerous prayers!
February 9, 2011. I am sitting in the office of the women’s ministry leader at ESEPA, expecting to be invited to direct short sharing sessions in small groups at several upcoming workshops. The vast majority of my ministry in CR has been in English, with missionary families. I feel totally inadequate to minister in Spanish, especially as a representative of the seminary… Continue reading
As I mention above, one of my most vivid memories from my years at Philadelphia Biblical University is Ken Medema’s convicting song, “Moses.” The Chorale performed it multiple times over two years, and Ken Medema himself performed it for us in concert. Never once did I sing it without God speaking directly to me. After all these year, it is apparently still burned into my brain.
Go here to listen to Ken Medema singing “Moses”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC1W9rvqjvU
The Shogren kids were aged 12, 10, 8 and 5 when we went to Costa Rica. Here they are today, all grown up! Click below to see video greetings from them and new pictures.
At Vikky’s graduation party, June 2010. Tim & Ariel (married on Oct 8, 2010); Sara & Steve; Vikky; Dad and Mom; Stephanie, who is engaged to Ben
God has been doing amazing things for our family!
Steve & Sara have been living in the Philadelphia area since last year. Steve is enjoying his programming job at Reminder Media. Sara is assembling Chinook helicopters at Boeing, and is a flight instructor for the Boeing Flight Club. She is turning to her photography hobby for extra income; meanwhile Steve comes up with a new invention every day…but so far he hasn’t hit it rich.
Tim & Ariel are newly married, on October 8! They are living in Ridley Park, in the same apartment where Karen grew up.
Ben and his fiancée Stephanie are at Eastern University. Besides their majors, they are both studying Mandarin Chinese and keep their skills up by attending a local Chinese Bible study.
Vikky was planning to focus full-time on pastry classes. Before the fall term started, however, she switched plans and decided to study Hotel & Restaurant Management at Delaware County Community College. She will hone her cake decorating skills with a bakery internship. The jump from high school to college can be a difficult one, and we are proud to watch Vikky handle it with grace, maturity, and enthusiasm!