“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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“Underdogs” Ch. 23 from Trampled Grass

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything that looked more out of place. As my grandpa said, “It was like a saddle on a pig.” Brand new shiny playground equipment in the midst of a ragtag barren refugee camp. I walked over to a swing ...

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“Gimmee Shelter” Ch 22 from Trampled Grass

The old man nodded at the dark clouds beyond the mountains. “The rains are coming.” We looked at the mass of South Sudanese refugees. Hundreds of women, pots and dishes in hand, standing in line for their daily allotment of cooked food. A long line ...

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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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‘Lost In Translation’ from Trampled Grass Ch. 13

We are excited about our new ebook, Trampled Grass.  Scroll down to learn how you can have a copy. A word from Curt Translation. Of all my African regrets, not becoming fluent in any language has been the largest. It has humbled me like nothing ...

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“E’s Sat Phone” Chapter 12 from Trampled Grass

INTRO   A word from Curt Communication. It’s a good word and part of all of our daily lives.  I believe you’ll enjoy the story below about communicating on the Continent of Africa. Daily, we’re posting chapters from our new ebook,  Trampled Grass. If you enjoy ...

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