Category Archives: Thoughts/musings/ideas

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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Old is good

This little old lady, who looks like her arm could be broken as easily as a toothpick, is very full of energy and spunk!  Roy was surprised to see her working hard in her ag co-op’s garden, enthusiastic about growing

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New kid on the block

Ever feel like this?  Like everything around you is huge and overwhelming?  We should take a lesson from Noni, the wonder puppy.  She takes it in stride, confident that all is well, believing that she is loved and will be

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Mercies new every morning!

We may have lightning strikes and plenty of other challenges to face, but we have a faithful God who promises mercies new every morning.  I have to remind myself to just look around and see what God has given to

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