Tag Archives: family

The Brutality of the Bench

I hungrily took my plate of posho, rice, and ground nut sauce and found a place on the only remaining bench in the mess hall. I was having a pleasant conversation with a man about his village and the intrigues and … Continue reading

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How Uganda Helped Me Get Family Right

My mother and father took their vows to an altar they were convinced was unassailable. I soon arrived followed by a brother, another brother, and finally a sister. If a family were nuclear then we were explosive. Both sets of … Continue reading

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Millions in the Mattress: A Short Narrative of the Left-Handed Orphan

The email arrived in 2006, we both agree. I remember wondering if this were yet another ridiculous scam birthed in some dark room in Africa. He wondered if my terse reply was a sign of good intent or ill. Born … Continue reading

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consIDered: What is the purpose of the Church?

It is my belief that if the Church is who it is supposed to be then what the Church does will reflect its character and mission. Continue reading

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Day 21 of 140, Personal Devotion Tweets

Has such a thing happened in your days, or in the days of your fathers? Tell your children of it…http://goo.gl/hp30ty  #WalterScott I watched a man die this week. I have seen men and women die before in my presence. This … Continue reading

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Day 13 of 140, Personal Devotion Tweets

…4 I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven. http://goo.gl/3cE7Gs  #whenkidsdie I came to the office today to be greeted by some dear friends burdened by the deepest of … Continue reading

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