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Dada Stella’s Big Ripple

A word that is changing my life It’s a simple word but it’s become my favorite. The word is “Privilege.” It’s become one of my “6 words to live by.”* I’m simply using this word to remind myself of how privileged I am to: Be ...

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Thoughts on “The Good Shepherd”

Listen to short clip from Tigoni Baptist Church Kenya Easter 2013 (Above) Don’t miss Dada Stella’s famous Shrill Swahili Spiritual Squeal. It’s one of my favorite parts of African worship! The clip below is an acapella Easter song from the Tigoni Adult Choir.  Enjoy and ...

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A New Heart

A New Heart I will give you a new heart and mind.  I will take away your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.   Ezekiel 36:26 It’s become a favorite word of mine in Kenya. Moyo.     It means heart in ...

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A Weekend in Africa

It’s been a fine weekend in Kenya. Yesterday we spent the day hiking and climbing in the Great Rift Valley.  More on that below. Today was Palm Sunday and its significance was burned into my heart like never before. It’s due to donkeys and palm ...

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Together . . . on TheJourney

This week's African proverb: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. "

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Pamoja!: All together lift

Pamoja:  it’s our Swahili word for the week.  It means “Working together.” Pamoja.  It’s a good word to share with you.  As a friend, reader, and prayer supporter, you are working together as we follow God’s leadership in serving in east Africa. Keep praying! Praying ...

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Bribed, Floored, and More

On TheJourney . . . walking the red dirt roads of East Africa updated on Sunday, 17 Feb2013 February 2013 Have you read our latest newsletter? You can also subscribe to the newsletter. As always, we love to hear from you.  Email us at creekbank.stories@gmail.com ...

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The African Grapevine

Today is Monday*  11Feb 2013 * “Juma Tatu”    Day 3 of the week  (Swahili week begins with Sunday)   Juma:  Week/  Tatu: 3 I Heard it through the Grapevine I was in a store last week and heard it over the stereo system.  That unmistakable bass ...

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On TheJourney . . . February 2013

Today is Tuesday 4 February 2013 Hakuna Matata  “No worries”  from The Lion King.  Swahili speakers make fun of how we Americans know this term.  Another Lion King word:  Jambo.  “When a Mzungu (white man) says ‘Jambo’ we raise the price* on everything.  It’s evident ...

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On TheJourney . . . in Kenya

Huge Eucalyptus Tree near our home. Friday, Feb. 1 “Juzi Juzi” We’ve been learning about time in Swahil.  My current favorite term is,  “Juzi Juzi” which means just “The Other Day.”  I’ve heard Louisiana country men use the phrase all of my life.  Whether they’re ...

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Boots on the Ground

Friday morning,  Jan. 18 It’s Friday morning here in Nairobi.  Eight hours ahead of the US. My American friends and family are abed, but close in my heart. Today we move (again) to our home for the next three months:  Brackenhurst Retreat Center.  It’s located ...

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Don’t Pack Air . . . TheJourney

“Pack no air” or “Don’t pack air.” They say the same thing.  Which one sounds best to you? That’s Big!   The Sheer Size of Africa. Still The Dark Continent? This nightime satellite image illustrates the lighted population of Africa with its neighbor to the north, ...

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Words from a fellow struggler on The Journey

  Wed. Jan. 2, 2013 I’m calling it The Journey.     12 days left in the piney woods and I’m happy and sad. It’s what I’m on. In fact, it’s what we’re all on. TheJourney.  The path and direction of our life. 2013 is ...

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Finishing Strong: Ted Williams and the Apostle Paul

December 31 New Year’s Eve Finishing Strong “If it’s worth doing, it is worth doing right—especially if it is for God!” Ted Williams is generally considered the greatest hitter in the history of major league baseball. Two events from his career speak about the concept ...

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