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Eating crunchy eyeballs

Life in another culture can be full of unexpected adventures. For instance, I recently had a meal of posho with beans, ‘little fish’ and hot chili peppers. I had deliberately avoided this meal at the mess hall where I am staying, … Continue reading

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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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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: How far can we go in defending ourselves?

These consIDered questions come from an open forum conducted at Main Street. These questions were not addressed at that forum due to the constraints of time. I pray that these answers are helpful as we seek to walk rightly in … Continue reading

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Day 20 of 140, Personal Devotion Tweets

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, 4 he will speak peace to his people, to his saints http://goo.gl/vC6GOA  Noisy lives need #peace The magnificence of the God of justice is that he deliberately intermingles that which we would naturally … Continue reading

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Day 19 of 140, Personal Devotion Tweets

Our children will also serve him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord-Ps. 22.30 Promises sealed by 1 who was forsaken The day this picture was ‘snapped’ now seems to be an eternity ago. We are in … Continue reading

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