If the Lord’s willing and the Nile don’t rise . . .

Back home, we have trouble with dogs and coons in trash cans. Over here, it’s monkeys. We are currently headed home from NW Uganda. I’ve scheduled this post ahead of time. Thank you for praying for our trip.  I cannot wait to get home and ...

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One Year in Africa/ Six Lessons

  6 Things Africa has taught me as a Writer  “The shortest distance between the truth and a human heart is a story.” -Anthony DeMello This week my wife DeDe and I celebrate a year in Africa. Often times I look around and think of ...

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On the Road Again . . . #UpCountry

  Five American friends are traveling with us today to Northern Uganda. The photo above is probably my favourite spot in Africa.  When you cross the Nile at Karuma Falls, you enter a completely different part of Uganda.  Folks call it “Up Country” and during ...

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Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

It’s one of my favourite things in Africa. Greeting and meeting. Meeting friends and family at the Entebbe (Uganda) airport.  We live about 5 km from the terminal and love meeting folks and family there. They say that Henry Morton Stanley struggled on what he ...

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Africa: Saturday Snippets: Shots, Sketches, and a Few Stories

These are snippets of our work and life in Africa.

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Heartbroken . . . but still in Love

We’re sharing information on our country of South Sudan. Although we live in Entebbe, Uganda, South Sudan is our assigned country.  We were due to move there next month, but the current fighting has put that on hold. We are truly heartbroken at what is ...

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Heartbroken but still in Love: South Sudan

Heartbroken    This week we our blogging will consist of putting faces on the chaos going on in South Sudan. You’ve heard the stats: at least 1000 dead . . . 150,000 displaced.  Numbers don’t move us like faces and stories. This week you’ll be ...

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Life Planning: Thoughts on a Growing Marriage

For years, I’ve given newlyweds our “Signposts on the Road to a Happy Marriage.” It’s simply a collection of short sayings that keep a marriage going.  Along with the Signposts Card, I give a $2 Bill as a reminder that in God’s eyes, “Two become ...

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A New Year: A Few Questions to Ask

2 January 2014   A new year is always a time to take inventory. I view it as an opportunity to look back as well as look ahead. I’ve developed the habit of using the week after Christmas to solidify about what will be most ...

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December 19 Christmas Jelly: “Tractor Time”

    Tractor Time     When this old world starts getting me down And people are just too much for me to face. I climb way up to the top of the stairs And all my cares just drift right into space. On the ...

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Heartbroken: How you can pray for our country, South Sudan

       In the coming days, we’ll be updating this Prayer Post for South Sudan. This will allow you to be praying for peace and stability.     Heartbroken  Thursday, Dec. 26 Read a simple but accurate report on the South Sudan Crisis. Christmas ...

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December 22: A Gift from DQ

  The following story comes from chapter 22 of our short story collection,  Christmas Jelly. A Gift from DQ     Christmas is a time for gifts, and there are all types of gifts. The best gifts come from our hands and hearts. They are ...

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Dec. 8: Christmas Jelly . . . and Mandela’s Death

Scroll down to read today’s story from Christmas Jelly. Meeting Nelson Mandela on the Damascus Road   It’s big news all over Africa. Nelson Mandela has died. “Mandiba” (his African name) was loved by Africans and rightfully respected by the world. When I heard of ...

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Dec. 5: Christmas and the word, “Believe . . .”

What it Means to Believe   This excerpt from my recent novel, A Spent Bullet, is a conversation between Harry Miller, a young soldier and Levon Reed, the father of the girl he plans to marry. It’s a conversation between two men about belief. A ...

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