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Uganda: Growing a Healthy Worldview

 I’ve been asked often, “Why take a mission trip half-way around the world? Isn’t it more efficient to just send money to the poor?” Great question. Our team to Uganda took 23 people, and 16 of them were High School

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Uganda: Growing a Healthy Worldview

 I’ve been asked often, “Why take a mission trip half-way around the world? Isn’t it more efficient to just send money to the poor?” Great question. Our team to Uganda took 23 people, and 16 of them were High School

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Uganda Three: Hungry

 As we wait, I notice that I am hungry. The words spill from me. Al shares an out-of-date beef stick and some cheese. We are sitting around a conference table at the Food for the Hungry Uganda offices. It makes

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Uganda Three: Hungry

 As we wait, I notice that I am hungry. The words spill from me. Al shares an out-of-date beef stick and some cheese. We are sitting around a conference table at the Food for the Hungry Uganda offices. It makes

"The Good Life"

Uganda Two: MTV Priests

      On our trip to Uganda, so many things don’t “fit” easily into one’s mind. The modern era mixes with the 1600’s like two colors of paint poured out onto a canvas. Highways and ox carts mix. Modern apartments

"The Good Life"

Uganda Two: MTV Priests

      On our trip to Uganda, so many things don’t “fit” easily into one’s mind. The modern era mixes with the 1600’s like two colors of paint poured out onto a canvas. Highways and ox carts mix. Modern apartments

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Uganda 2015

July 5, Kampala, Uganda    I awoke this morning to the crow of a Ugandan rooster and the mixed five-part harmony of a dozen song birds. Beautiful. Truck noises intrude. Honks. My eyes adjust to the early morning light in

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Uganda 2015

July 5, Kampala, Uganda    I awoke this morning to the crow of a Ugandan rooster and the mixed five-part harmony of a dozen song birds. Beautiful. Truck noises intrude. Honks. My eyes adjust to the early morning light in

God's garden

Heart + Mind + Soul

The people I hang with are almost always struggling with getting their hearts and minds on the same page. I know this but I want this. My heart tells me this, but my mind can’t figure it out. I see

God's garden

Heart + Mind + Soul

The people I hang with are almost always struggling with getting their hearts and minds on the same page. I know this but I want this. My heart tells me this, but my mind can’t figure it out. I see

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The Wisdom of Real Safety

“Instead of building fences, protect yourself by building friendships.”  – a Czechoslovakian proverb. God, thanks for my friends. May I work at building them up this week. Amen.

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The Wisdom of Real Safety

“Instead of building fences, protect yourself by building friendships.”  – a Czechoslovakian proverb. God, thanks for my friends. May I work at building them up this week. Amen.

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important things I learned from my mother

Thinking back, I was a strong-willed, hyperactive child. I was into everything, and willing to try anything. Even so, I did learn some important values and lessons from my mother. A few that come to mind: My mother taught me

strong willed kid

important things I learned from my mother

Thinking back, I was a strong-willed, hyperactive child. I was into everything, and willing to try anything. Even so, I did learn some important values and lessons from my mother. A few that come to mind: My mother taught me