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“Act Of Faith” Ch 31 from ‘Trampled Grass’

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. –Hebrews 11:1 NLT “Water is invisible when it’s underground. God put it down there and it’s our job to find it.” –Silva, Ugandan Hydrologist ...

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“Love & Water” Ch 30 from Trampled Grass

A word from Curt Two words today: Love and Water. Two things needed for life. Enjoy our essay on these two below.   We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily. You can download a copy in four ways: Read sample chapters or purchase ...

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“Ground-Truthing” Ch 29 from Trampled Grass

        A word from Curt Truth.  It’s knowing the facts.  Seeing for yourself.  It’s the theme of this story. You’ll meet Oscar. And his dad. And a new word.  Ground truthing.   We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily. You ...

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“Gulu On The Move” Ch 28 from Trampled Grass

Bouncing along on a northern Uganda road, it’s hard to miss the colorful students. Parades of brightly dressed children are walking home from school. We’re north of Gulu in the heart of Acholi land. Africa is a land of brightness. No mild colors here. Pastels ...

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“UNO” Ch 27 from Trampled Grass

 A Selfie: Adeit, Margaret, and Mzee   “My Father is always working, and so am I.” –Jesus in John 5:17   We stand amazed daily. Really. Amazed at the creative ways God is working all around us. He can even use a deck of cards ...

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“Heroes” Chapter 26 from Trampled Grass

Chapter cover: Hero Margaret at her tukul. Alere Refugee Camp, Uganda Header: Margaret holds Maggie Iles This book is filled with the term hero. It’s a medallion-like word reserved for angels and brave men and women. How do you define a hero? That’s why Margaret ...

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“Gratitude” Ch 25 Gratitude

We’ve got a roof over our heads. And the kids are all fed. And the woman I love most of all Lies close beside me in our bed. Lord, give me the eyes to see Exactly what’s it’s worth And I will be the richest ...

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“Beeped” Ch 20 from Trampled Grass

 A word from Curt Beeped. It’s part of our daily vocabulary in Africa. I believe you’ll enjoy the tongue in cheek story below.   We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily. You can download a copy in three ways: Read sample chapters or ...

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The O Word Ch. 19 from Trampled Grass

            A word from Curt   ~It’s the O word. Orphan. Read more on why it’s such a complicated word in Africa.     We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass. Read sample chapters or purchase at Amazon.   ...

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Reload & Remount Ch. 18 from Trampled Grass

A word from Curt Reload. It means to rebound. The following story is a humorous look at going into a serious place,  a refugee camp.   We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily.   You can download a copy in three ways:   ...

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“Lost Boys Remix” Ch 17 from Trampled Grass

          A word from Curt Found. It’s the opposite of lost. The story below is about the Lost Boys of South Sudan.   We’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass, daily.   You can download a copy in three ways: ...

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“Long May It Run” Ch 16 from Trampled Grass

            A word from Curt Footing. It’s one of my favorite African verbs.  “I’m footing it.” It means you’re walking, usually out of necessity. It’s the mode of travel for most Africans. On foot. The following story shares how generous ...

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“Finding My People” Ch 15 of Trampled Grass

    cccc                     A leader leads. You cannot lead without followers. And sometimes a leader must go find his people. His followers. His flock. I want to broach that subject with two of my heroes. ...

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“Shirt On My Back” Ch. 14 Trampled Grass

              A word from Curt Homeless. It’s a word we’ve come to fully realize in Africa.  There’s much more to homelessness than just being displaced. For refugees, it signifies the complete loss of all things material. Often, everything but ...

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