On this post-fall side of heaven, receiving love with open arms can be a challenge. We know about God’s grace and he “so loved the world,” but accepting the full, glorious joy of his love into our heart can seem too hard to hurdle. When we try to describe giving or receiving love with complete […]
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About Kathie Slusser
Kathie Slusser is a missionary with Paraclete Mission Group, working with Aphesis as a Learning Specialist. Kathie comes alongside Aphesis with skills in instructional design, facilitation, training, and oral literacy. With over twenty years of work and ministry experience in a range of roles, her joy is to support Aphesis as they develop discipleship approaches, design transformational learning, and encourage and equip believers, church leaders, and those who minister around the world.
Kathie’s experience includes over ten years of cross-cultural work as an education specialist and manager in the Learning Technologies ministry of Mission Aviation Fellowship, and curriculum development for International School Project (a ministry of Cru). She also taught secondary English and journalism for eight years and worked as Director of Communications for an international corporation.
Kathie holds a BA in English from CSU San Bernardino and an MEd in Educational Technology from Azusa Pacific University. Her international ministry experience includes partnering with national and international ministries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East as an instructional designer and learning strategies facilitator to support church leaders in isolated contexts. She has worked with multi-cultural teams to develop transformational discipleship and leadership training and brings this background, passion, and heart to see God’s people thriving in their calling.
Entries by Kathie Slusser
I travel around the world as part of my missionary career. I love it and I dread it. I love seeing new things and tasting new things; I get to practice keeping a straight face when scenes don’t look familiar and when my taste buds experience flavors far different from what they are accustomed. There […]
My soul is messy and crowded with things that have no business in here. Man, there is a lot of dross; you know, that stuff we long for God to burn up in us so we can be pure and holy and useful (Proverbs 25:4). It feels heavy and I feel sluggish. I want that […]
A few years ago I had a colleague who introduced me to the writings of David Roper. David’s list of accomplishments is long and his reputation excellent. He is also a very generous man, and gave permission to the education ministry I served with at the time to use his materials in our discipleship courses. […]
I am surrounded by more voices than I can count. They pour forth from television shows and commercials, Internet articles and ads, magazine covers and top ten lists, movies, billboards, and glances from strangers. They’re the same voices my grandmother, mom, and sister-in-law have heard, and I know my young niece will hear over and […]
I love it when my dad cooks for me. I used to live just minutes from my parents and could enjoy Dad’s cooking frequently, but God’s design for my missionary career now means I live 900 miles away. On a recent trip “back home” to see my family, I stayed with my folks and my […]
Sweeping calligraphy. Brilliant Jade. Ornate carvings. Exquisite porcelain. Ancient bronze. Priceless texts. I walk the halls of the National Palace Museum in Taipei, in awe of the beauty and history. The 650,000+ pieces housed here represent a millennium of imperial collecting by emperors and royal families through four dynasties. The story of the rescue and […]
One of my favorite emotions is the thrill, the little perk of security and superiority, of being right. I love being right. For me, there seems to be wonderful peace in knowing I am doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time. Ohhh, I get giddy just thinking about life going smoothly […]
Part One of this post shared the gift of reminders I received from a purple pair of pants. It also shared the insight three undone buttons and a zipper gave me into how I try to manage my world. I catch myself arranging my life to be as independent and efficient as possible. There is […]
I bought new pants a few months ago. I admit, I have a little crush on the purple pair. I’m pretty sure they are the first purple trousers I have owned since I was six. The thing that surprises me, though, is what I keep forgetting about them. All the new pants have three buttons […]