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Madagascar Part 2: A Lot Of Pictures but Not A Lot Of Words

ANTSIRABE:  When I Grow Up She was such a fantastic woman.  From the moment we arrived in the compound, with all my bags and luggage, she came spinning out of the kitchen with arms spread wide.   “Welcome!”  she grinned as she shook my hand, embraced me, and ushered me into the dining room almost… Read More

If Challenges Are Opportunities: Stories Of Hope In A Place Of Constant Struggle

I have heard it said on many occasions that challenges are simply opportunities. If that is truly the case then South Sudan is a breeding ground of opportunity!  Spending such a short time in South Sudan hardly qualifies me to make any such judgements or statements concerning the country, however, what I can tell you… Read More

Just The Beginning – 30 days with Jesus (day30)

Just The Beginning DAY THIRTY – Thursday, July 16, 2015 “So this is it.” I thought to myself as I rolled out of bed and slipped my feet into my sneakers one more time.  My thoughts drowned out my music as I climbed that hill for one last sunrise.  I couldn’t shake this anxiety in… Read More

Sometimes You Gotta Go – 30 Days With Jesus (day29)

Sometimes You Gotta Go DAY TWENTY-NINE – Wednesday, July 15, 2015 This is the day.  The day that I need to go in and apply for my South Sudan visa.  If I am going, that is.  And I still have no idea.  So I have run, once again, to my morning sunrise place.  I need… Read More

Today WILL Be A Good Day – 30 Days With Jesus (day28)

Today WILL Be A Good Day. DAY TWENTY-EIGHT – Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Day twenty-eight.  Only two days left in this journey and I was again headed to my spot on the mountain.  To watch the sun rise.  To talk with Jesus.  To find my peace.  To ask one final time for the presence.  And… Read More

Sorry, You’re Not That Special – 30 Days With Jesus (Day27)

Sorry, You’re Not That Special. DAY TWENTY-SEVEN – Monday, July 13, 2015 Often it is the simple things that are the profound things.  And today was a day where I felt hit by so many temptations.  Old and new.  Some from the past, some from the present.  And as I moped around feeling sorry for… Read More

Power IN, Not Before. – 30 Days With Jesus (Day26)

Power IN, Not Before. DAY TWENTY-SIX – Sunday, July 12, 2015 “When I’m older…” “When I’m stronger…” “When the kids are grown up…” “When I have more money…” “When I have more time…” “When I’m more powerful…” “When I’m less afraid…” “When I am more sure of myself…” “When everything is JUST right …  Then… Read More

Don’t Give Up. Grow Up. – 30 Days With Jesus (day25)

Don’t Give Up.  Grow Up. DAY TWENTY-FIVE – Saturday, July 11, 2015 Growing up has never been in my top ten list of things to do with my life.  We have all heard that “growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional” and since I like to keep my options open – and growing old… Read More

I Just Love When This Happens – 30 Days With Jesus (day24)

I Just Love When This Happens DAY TWENTY-FOUR – Friday, July 10, 2015 The sun is setting.  Brilliant colours across a rich African sky.  And our car bumps along the dirt road.  Skillfully navigating its way around potholes and puddles, animals and pedestrians.   We are nearing the end of our two hour journey to… Read More

The Only Thing I Should Fear – 30 Days With Jesus (day23)

The Only Thing I Should Fear DAY TWENTY-THREE – Thursday, July 9, 2015 “It is better to be terrified than to be fenced in.”  When she said it, I had to stop and think. I had never thought about that before.   And I wondered if maybe that is the one thing I should fear. … Read More