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Piper in Kenya

Noël Piper

In March, I went to visit Kenya. I kissed my husband goodbye and left him at home. Or so I thought. But when I got to Kenya, I found him all over the place.

At Moffatt Bible College in Kijabe…

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Finally! A Blossom in the Desert

Noël Piper

I emailed a friend last week. Miriam Rockness, who edited this book, earlier wrote the book that introduced me to Lilias Trotter, A Passion for the Impossible. I was so inspired by her story that I included it in…

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“Behold, It Was Very Good.” But Now?

Noël Piper
Noel Piper writes about how her trip to Kenya changed the way she thinks about caring for creation.
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How I Fight Bossiness

Noël Piper

One my my continual needs for self-control comes from being the oldest of 10 children and then 35+ years of mothering. I feel very comfortable telling people what to do, speaking as if I know what’s best. Others call it…

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The Tradition of the Pastors Conference Speakers Dinner

Noël Piper

The pastors’ conference has become a tradition in the Piper family. Back in the days when the conference was small enough to be held in the Bethlehem church building, the sons who were homeschooled loved to hang out there. It…

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So You Want to Be a Writer?

Noël Piper

I got a letter recently from someone who hopes to be a writer. She says

I get so frustrated with myself because even as I am typing, I think, "What am I doing?  I can't write!" I would like to…

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I Almost Died

Noël Piper

So far, the landmark Something-Zero birthdays—20, 30, 40—have been no big deal for me. But this year, I beg the kindness of my older and wiser friends, because I’d been moping a few months about the birthday due before the…

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Another Reason to Give Thanks

Noël Piper

At the Piper house, on special occasion days, the women do most or all the food preparation and set-up, so the men wash the dishes.

Now there’s a great reason to give thanks!

The Piper men wash the holiday dishes.

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Recipe for Thanks-giving

Noël Piper

What turns the 4th Thursday of November into Thanksgiving? Turkey? I know one family who doesn’t like turkey. Their traditional Thanksgiving meal is Vietnamese carryout. But whatever our food traditions, is that all there is? Not if we plan real

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Most of All Jesus Loves You (Tract)

Noël Piper

This tract is adapted from the bedtime book for preschoolers that tells the great truth that of all people who love a child, Jesus loves him or her most!

It's wonderful to have parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, and uncles…

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On Father's Day 2007

Noël Piper

I haven’t been able to phone my dad on Father’s Day for more than 15 years. But I remember him today. And as years pass, the things that were hard seem smaller and the strong roots of my father’s life…

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Ruth Bell Graham

Noël Piper

On my “mentors” shelf sit books by Edith Schaeffer, Ann Ortlund, Gail MacDonald, Elisabeth Elliot, and Ruth Graham. I never met Ruth Bell Graham in person. But I spent time with her through her writing. She expressed a winsome, seemingly…

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Cameroon Impressions

Noël Piper

If you can’t walk, even with crutches, and you don’t have a wheelchair, will you stay home? Or will you find some way—any way—to get to the market and to church? How will you move without a chair?

In…

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He died? Oh no!

Noël Piper

In 1929, young Elsie Viren was the efficient, capable new secretary to the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. By the time we Pipers arrived 51 years later in 1980, her days were filled with teaching Sunday school, visiting the church’s…

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Holy Week at the Pipers’

Noël Piper

A Month of Preparation for Easter

Ordinarily at the Piper house, we begin looking toward Easter near the beginning of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. That was February 21 this year. During the season, we have special devotional readings

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Lenten Lights

Noël Piper

Eight biblical devotions to read in preparation for Easter.

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Not a Curse, but a Blessing

Noël Piper

If you were born with a disability or know someone who was, imagine being born in a village where that is considered to be a shameful curse from the spirits—something to hide or get rid of.

In January, I was…

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If the Lord Wills...

Noël Piper

I returned recently from 10 days in Cameroon, West Africa. A team of 14 was sent by Bethlehem Baptist, with the help of Joni and Friends, to distribute 100 wheelchairs through one disabilities ministry in Yaounde and one in Bamenda…

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When There's Crisis at Christmas

Noël Piper
Noel Piper encourages a friend to hold onto Jesus at Christmas time even if nothing about the holiday season feels joyful.
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Home-Grown World Christians

Noël Piper
Part of fulfilling the Great Commission is preparing the next generation to reach the nations. Noel Piper offers suggestions for how to raise your kids to love the world for Christ.
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John and Noel Riding in Tandem

Noël Piper

Here are some random lessons learned last week riding along the Cannon Valley Trail behind my husband on a bicycle built for two:

  • If I throw my weight around, we wobble and swerve.
  • My initial “seasickness” eases when I quit…
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Bible Story Audio: Recommendations?

Noël Piper

Dear Noël,
In Treasuring God in Our Traditions, you write that your children listened to stories on tape while they were too young to read. Could you recommend some good, sound children’s Bible story recordings?
Thank you.

Dear friend,

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