Category Archives: Thoughts/musings/ideas

What is most important?

I have a necklace that I really like, it’s a cross and a map of Africa, separate, but hanging together on one chain.  When I put it on in the morning, I make sure the cross is resting on top

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Food for thought

Our colleague and buddy, Leanne, saw this on an office wall in the capital city when she was there last month on nursing school business:

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success

Just a

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Cute kids! Always!!

I may face disgruntled soldiers at border crossings, or be overwhelmed by the requests for rides and meds and help, but I tell you what, I’m never without some cute kid nearby, wanting to hold my hand or carry for

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What do you remember about lost loved ones?

When I went to H’s last week to teach the bible story about Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, her place was basically deserted.  Usually, by the time I get there, mid morning, her yard is a beehive of movement.  Kids

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Easter vs. Christmas

The local church was decorated for Christmas this way.  The papers folded over the strings are actually pages from people’s medical charts from years past.  You can see the direction the breeze through the church usually comes from, evidenced by

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He is Risen!! Hallelujah! Still true 4 days later!

Because of trouble with internet, I missed sending out this beautiful lily, blooming just for Easter time!  I missed saying to the world, on Easter day, He is risen!  Hallelujah!!!  But it’s true today, would that we lived our lives

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The heart of a child

Whether it’s being ready to find complete joy playing peek-a-boo with a total stranger,

having color blind friendships,

or holding tight to a papa’s hands because you love, trust and respect him, the simple accepting heart of a child is

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Been cantakerous lately?

As we volunteered to pray with people after church one Sunday, we met a woman seeking healing for her painful hip. She was an interesting character; a bit louder than was okay in the small room with other praying people,

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Barriers

As I cross the river back and forth twice weekly, I have to go through many barriers or checkpoints.  Some are for the CAR side, including police and immigration and customs, with the same on the Cameroon side, but with

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Choosing hope

When I read quotes like this; “it is difficult to imagine any future (sic – for CAR) other than one of deepening repression, growing famine, and spiraling warfare” or see, like I did this morning, a little 7-month-old, who looked

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