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June 27, 2011
A poem about saying goodbye to our home in New Delhi. We're moving out this week.

June 22, 2011
A short list that reflects some of our attachments.

June 14, 2011
A poem about leaving.

June 6, 2011
An account of our latest purchase in Delhi and the ride home afterward. Including photos. NOW WITH LINK TO VIDEO VERSION OF THE RIDE.

May 25, 2011
Some reflections on law enforcement in this city.

May 23, 2011
A short poem based on a parable of Jesus.

May 14, 2011
Some reflections on a recent trip to Varanasi and Patna.

May 6, 2011
A poem inspired by the art of biblical narrative.

April 25, 2011
A poem with an accompanying sketch depicting the three people crucified on Good Friday.

April 12, 2011
A short poem/prayer about not wanting to settle for less in life.

April 7, 2011
A few reflections on turning 44, with insights from Morrie Schwartz.

March 28, 2011
Some reflections on buying train tickets and driving in India.

March 15, 2011
A poem for Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.

March 8, 2011
A poem about trying and not yet succeeding.

February 25, 2011
And now for something completely different. A short video production.

February 14, 2011
A poem about influence.

February 3, 2011
A Personal Response to the Author's Talk at the American Center.

January 25, 2011
Some personal reflections on the Jaipur Literature Festival.

January 19, 2011
A short poem about faithfulness.

January 14, 2011
A new poem for the new year, inspired by Biblical themes.

December 23, 2010
A holiday reflection.

November 27, 2010
A post-monsoon reflection.

November 13, 2010
A poem about faith in the fire.

October 29, 2010
Fiction: An excerpt from The End of Chet, a novel about a young American traveling in India.

October 25, 2010
A poem about the spiritual reality of forgiveness.

September 15, 2010
A poem about courage, and going to battle.

September 7, 2010
Stepping back to reflect on my travels thus far.

August 26, 2010
Some personal reflections on being Mennonite, on singing war poetry, and on travel writing as a peace-making tool.

August 12, 2010
A poem based on an obscure passage in the Bible that features the special relationship between a daughter and her father.

July 31, 2010
Fiction: An excerpt from The End of Chet, a novel about a young American traveling in India.

June 28, 2010
A poem about not getting anywhere quickly.

May 28, 2010
A poem of faith and desire.

May 6, 2010
Some personal and informal reflections on the hit movie.

April 29, 2010
A poem/prayer.

April 13, 2010
A few happenings from another interesting week in Delhi.

March 26, 2010
A poem for my wife, dedicated to the two most amazing and influential couples in our lives: my parents and her parents.

March 16, 2010
Another story about meeting interesting people in Delhi.

March 5, 2010
Another short poem/prayer.

February 18, 2010
A short poem about being fickle.

February 4, 2010
Another global moment in Delhi.

January 29, 2010
A poem inspired by the sky above.

January 19, 2010
A friendly encounter in a Delhi tea shop.

January 12, 2010
A slightly humorous story just in time for... Halloween?!

January 7, 2010
How about starting the new year with a poetic question?

December 17, 2009
A short reflection on cultural learning and the adventure of visa extensions.

December 4, 2009
Fiction: An excerpt from The End of Chet, a novel about a young American traveling in India.

November 14, 2009
A (very) short poem/prayer.

November 5, 2009
A poem about a sacred moment in Delhi traffic.

October 24, 2009
An article about a friend of mine named Amit Dahiyabadshah.

October 13, 2009
A poem about contentment and the treasure of special relationships.

October 2, 2009
A holiday reflection about the surprises we encountered camping on the Ganga.

September 25, 2009
Fiction: An excerpt from The End of Chet, a novel about a young American traveling in India.

September 17, 2009
A poem about hearing from God.

August 31, 2009
A poem about an encounter at an intersection nearby to where we live in Delhi.

August 27, 2009
An article about my limited but cherished experience with the buses of Delhi.

August 21, 2009
An article about some rather random learning on the internet.

July 31, 2009
Another poem. I guess July was poetry month.

July 24, 2009
A poem about moving on from a mistake.

July 17, 2009
A poem about thirst.

July 3, 2009
A poem about the gift of repentance.

June 26, 2009
A short reflection.

June 16, 2009
A poem about the Big Dipper and its Creator.

June 1, 2009
A reflection on our recent trip to India's far north.

May 21, 2009
A poem.

May 6, 2009
An article about getting my writing recognized in a small corner of Delhi.

April 24, 2009
A poem.

April 10, 2009
A poem about the Church of Jesus Christ.

March 13, 2009
I read a personal tribute to my Dad at a party for his 80th birthday, but this story is another form of tribute. It's one story among hundreds from that season in our lives and reveals in a small way what kind of man I am privileged to call my Dad.

February 25, 2009
A more traditional, journal-like blog entry about a few of the people, events and happenings of my week in Delhi, particularly those with some literary connection for me.

February 13, 2009
A poem about reading the Bible.

February 9, 2009
A personal response to the Oscar-winning film. A condensed version of this article was published in the April 2009 edition of the "MB Herald," the monthly periodical of the Mennonite Brethren Church in Canada. To view it on their website, follow the link in the sidebar.

January 31, 2009
An article about meeting important people in Delhi.

January 16, 2009
An article about life and writing in Delhi.

January 5, 2009
Google Me, Google You
An article about the intrigue and adventure of life in South Asia.

December 19, 2008
A sermon.

December 16, 2008
An article about life in Delhi, a much shorter version of which was published in the December issue of our neighborhood newsletter, The Samvada, in New Friends Colony, Delhi.

December 4, 2008
An article about cows in Delhi.

November 28, 2008
A personal response.

November 12, 2008
Another reflection on life in Delhi.

October 29, 2008
A poem.

October 16, 2008
An article.

October 1, 2008
A short story: fiction.

September 19, 2008
A personal response.

September 3, 2008
A poem.

August 13, 2008
A reflection.

August 8, 2008
I wrote this poem in 1998 after six tough days in the capital of Nicaragua.

July 24, 2008
A poem.

June 22, 2008
Early Prayers: Part Three.

June 21, 2008
Early Prayers: Part Two.

June 20, 2008
Early Prayers: Part One.

May 30, 2008
A poem.

May 20, 2008
A movie clip of my Bollywood debut.

May 3, 2008
A favorite quote.

April 23, 2008
A wedding sermon based on the words I've spoken at various weddings that I've officiated.

April 11, 2008
A poem.

April 4, 2008
A travel adventure.

March 28, 2008
Some holiday reflections.

March 14, 2008
A sermon.

March 7, 2008
An article.

February 29, 2008
An article.

February 22, 2008
A poetic paraphrase of Luke 11:13.

February 15, 2008
An excerpt from A Beautiful Way (YWAM Publishing 2005), the book that I wrote with my close friend, Dan Baumann. This story is from Dan's time in Afghanistan, and it's one of my favourites from the book.

February 8, 2008
A poem.

February 1, 2008
I was asked to write this article for the new Dictionary of South Asian Christianity.

January 26, 2008
A reflection on Republic Day.

January 18, 2008
A travel experience.

January 11, 2008
Fiction: An excerpt from the novel, The End of Chet, about a young American traveling in India.

January 4, 2008
A poem.

5 comments:

gord isaak said...

Dear Mark,
I'm energized and inspired by your stories of Everest House, Cows and your time w/ the Major. In too many ways i can relate and then i ask myself....... "why am i still in yarrow?" God rarely shares w/ us about the bird's eye view He has of our lives.........BUT that is probably for our Best!!!
thanx for your stories.......hope to see you in ND in 2010 when i'll be making a trip to B'lore.
thots and prayers,
gord isaak

Anonymous said...

Hey Mark,

Enjoying your posts.

I too have just mustered enough courage to begin my first novel.

Look forward to more of your writing!

Your brother,

Dave Chow

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