From the Land Divided by Rivers

  At that time gifts will be brought to the Lord Almighty from a people tall and smooth-skinned, from a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers . . .   Isaiah 18:7 We’ll cross and ...

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Tuesday Blog: Death by Kuku

It’s time for our Tuesday blog.   We blog three times weekly at TheCreek.  In addition to Tuesday, we have fresh stories on Thursdays, and Saturday. Speaking of fresh, here’s a fresh blog about a fresh subject.    Death by Kuku I’ve been in Africa ...

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Throwing your hat over the wall. . .going in circles.

Ramblings and Musings from Uganda   Going in circles . . .   There are lots of challenges to driving in Uganda.  Driving on the left side of the road.  Steering wheel on left side of car.  Weaving in and out of thousands of motorcycles. ...

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A Day in the Life

How do I even begin to describe Africa? I’ve updated my reading list.  I post it to spur myself on as a L.L.L. (Life Long Learner).  Enjoy!  What’s on your reading list? We’d be honored to have you subscribe to this blog.  I normally update ...

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Thoughts from TheJourney.

Urgent Prayer Need  Posted on Tuesday, 18June, 2013 This morning our co-worker, boss, and friend, Bob Calvert, was involved in what we call “a missionary’s worst nightmare”:  A child darted in front of his vehicle and was hit.  Miraculousy, the child is going to recover.  ...

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“Watch Out for That Bike” A Story Worth Telling

Watch Out for That Bike!     “Watch out for that Tricycle.”* –       Baseball dugout call to distract fielders on a popup. Scroll down to read “Watch Out for That Tricycle. They don’t play much baseball in Uganda (they did have a team in last ...

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Packing Light . . . but Carefully

We’re leaving Wednesday for a trip upcountry. I’m inviting you to help me pack. I’ll be updating today and tomorrow. It’s an art and science.  The process of packing for a long trip. I’m not very good at it.  I have a whole assortment of ...

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Thoughts on the African “Big Man Syndrome.”

June 1, 2013 My 57th birthday is today The Big Man    Scroll down to read “A Big Man named Leo Parker.” Idi Amin was The Big Man. I was reminded of it while watching the movie,  “Raid on Entebbe.” The Big Man. It’s a ...

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Heading up North: 6 Ways you can Help and Pray

Scroll down to learn more about what a “Mzungu” is. “It is unthinkable that we would send thousands of people overseas without covering them with a blast furnace of prayer.” – Tom Elliff, IMB president   Where I come from, we call it “plowing new ...

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No Woman/No Cry: Thoughts on African Life

It’s probably odd to read a blog from ” Someone on Mission” that quotes Bob Marley. But thanks to my African friend Eric, Marley’s “No Woman/No Cry” is stuck in my head. More importantly, the song is buried in my heart. I wonder if I’ll ...

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Latest from Zambia

DeDe and I love Zambia and all of our new friends. Internet connections and time are scarce. We’ll be introducing these friends in the coming days.

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Sojourners walking together . . . We’re all on a journey.

DeDe and I fly out in the morning (18 April) for Zambia. We’ll spend the next month at the fabled “40/40 Bush Camp.” The first two weeks we’ll be in the captial city of Lusaka.  The last two weeks will be split between tent-living in ...

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“Push the week . . . Polk Salad Annie and Our Daily Bread

  Juxtaposition.   Compare and Contrast. It’s what I love about being Deeply Southern Fried American and a Pilgrim in East Africa. Both places have red dirt, rural hospitality,  “tribal problems”, and soul food. The story below is my latest attempt to explain, connect, and understand ...

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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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