An Eclectic Hodge Podge of Life as a Missionary/Internet Marketer in Japan


Debbie PennerSomeone told me recently that I should be more vulnerable. It seemed to me their definition was, talking more about my problems, and showing my emotions more. Especially when I was sad. I thought about that a bit, and realized, I AM expressing what I really feel most of the time, and what I feel is that life is a barrel of FUN!

For now, there’s birdsong and sunshine, and things to learn, and challenges to accept. There’s amazing people to meet and get to know, and an adorable (of course I would think so) granddaughter to help raise. The world is a mess, but that just brings us all closer to the end, and Heaven and Jesus. I love teaching the Bible, I love my job helping doctors get their research papers published, and I love my new (new to me) house and yard.

Sure, I have problems. My dad is in a persistent vegetative state and there are other, worse problems I can’t mention in public, but the fun far outweighs the trials.

Oh, hey, I have to run. I get to go up to a mountain park with my daughter and family this afternoon. Catch you later!

6 Replies

  1. Wonderful thanks. You are cheering me up in a unique way.

  2. Debbie, your life to me is a picture of faith. So glad to have you as a friend :-)

  3. Greetings Debbie,

    In a sense, I am a member of ‘the10kchallenge (Karin Foster is my direct upline). I definitely had (have) “too much iron in the fire.” I just came across one of your banner(s) at womvegas, shortened it to,, snd here I am.

    I am gratified by your relationship with God, and what that portends.

    I have been searching for a way to honor God in my spiritual online outreach and earning an honest living, that can be networked.

    Clearly I must stop jumping from opportunity to opportunity.

    Since you have the mind of Christ, and definitely the gift of creating online income opportunities, that works. I plan to review my options.

    The KING be with You,

  4. I am intrigued … I grew up an mk in Japan … the name I used then was (of course why else am I writing ?!) Debbie Penner. I graduated from CAJ in 1973 and in 1974 … “threw away” my chilhood god, spiraled back in a couple times ..and now (at 59) have some clarity.

    Don’t you just love that vulnerability is associated with sadness and the gunk !! Authenticity is currently expressed as telling all the ugly … that makes one authentic :)

    Thanks for showing up for a moment in my space !

  5. Amen . . . to all you said Debbie.

    You’ve ‘got it’!

    The difference between hoping and praying for a rejoicing soul — and a soul that rejoices before hoping and praying.

  6. That’s awesome Debbie! I knew I felt a connection with you and that is Jesus Christ! You are an inspiration, God Bless!

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