People need a Handup; not a Handout

One of the things I’m determined about in Africa is not to be part of creating a dependency among the folks we’ll minister to/with. I’m excited about being part of hands up, not hand outs. March 2005  Sumatra, Indoneisa Goats, Boats, and Saws From Hearts ...

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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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Leaving the US of A.

Tuesday, Jan. 15 3:11 AM CST/ 9:11 AM LONDON We are in London gearing up for another flight.  Everything’s been great. Keep praying!   Monday,  Jan. 14, 2013 Houston Airport Waiting on a plane.   London.  Then Nairobi. DeDe with our chauffeur (and son) Clint at ...

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Prayer Request for our Work in Africa

Join us on TheJourney! SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN UNENGAGED PEOPLES – Did you know that there are 56 unengaged unreached people groups (UUPGs) with a population of more than 100,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa and that 26 of these are in East Africa? The majority of these ...

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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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January 1: A New Year

    January 1 Lagniappe: A New Year  Scroll down to read Epilogue and Postscript   Our wonderful Cajun culture has a unique word. Lagniappe. It means something extra, and goes back to the rural tradition of shop owners giving faithful customers a little something ...

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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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Bah Humbug Week Day 6

  Moving Out Among my many callings is “Turtle Rescuer.” I snatch them off the highway,  mark them  with the date (on their shell) and turn them loose. December 30  Ready to Move Out  A few summers ago, DeDe, our youngest son Terry, and I ...

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Bah Humbug Week Continues: Day 4

December 29  Sharp Hooks Reas Weeks was a Dry Creek legend who lived and died before my time. He was a bachelor who lived in a remote area along Bundick Creek. He never owned a vehicle or held a regular job. He supported himself by ...

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Bah Humbug Week: Day 3

Here is today’s story from Christmas Jelly: December 28 The 100-Foot Line  There’s a fine stand of young slash pines at Dead Man’s curve on the Longville Road. I’ve watched the growth of this forest since it was clear cut, then replanted in straight rows. ...

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Bah Humbug Week: Day 2

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The Man in the Hat . . . and Ed and Kat King

His face softened as he extended his hand. His grip was just as strong as I expected. I hope mine was too. “Sir, I really mean it. I appreciate what you did for our country.”

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“I am Lottie Moon” Week at The Creek

Learn more about Lottie Moon by scrolling down* or visiting her Wikipedia page. You can also learn more and give directly to the Lottie Moon Mission Offering. Hey Friends, December 1-8 is the Week of Prayer among our denomination.  It is the time when we ...

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