Category Archives: Thoughts/musings/ideas

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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Hallelujah!  He is risen! 

I joined a small group of ladies to bring in the sunrise Sunday morning by walking around the village, singing Easter songs.

I watched as the full moon was getting lower in the west and the sunshine was starting to

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Now that’s a picture of protection!

First glance at this hen made me laugh out loud, all these feet under one body!!!  Then I got to thinking about how God specially designed hens for this position, to hover over their chicks, protecting them without squishing them,

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May we choose people over possession, justice over power, and love over fear!

Daughter of dear friends John & Jane B, Christi Bolanos Rooke  posted an inspiring note on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.  Along with the MLK Jr. quote that I was familiar with was this sentence at the end of Christi’s

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Helping hands

We are blessed with friends who have all sorts of know-how.  Some can weld metal frames for solar panels, others can fix crazy problems with our truck, some can help us with sudden medical problems, and still others bless us

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