Showing thankfulness in strange ways

It is customary in Ethiopia to hire a groundskeeper or guard with your home.  They keep watch over the place and help the garden in order.  It is totally a foreign concept to us from America, but we quickly learned after moving here that this is something very common...

Settling in

Well we are in our new place now and despite the fact that our stuff is strewn around everywhere and there are still construction guys in here working on the last of the issues… We are here.  And that is a good thing. I am still amazed at how much house you can...

And we are off (Kind of)

Jessie and I are sitting in bed, both of us with our computers open banging out replies to people and connecting with friends on Facebook, things have been so busy these last few days we are both behind on everything. All around us there are bags and boxes scattered...

Slow and steady wins the race. But….

You know that story about the Tortoise and the Hare?  Or how about the song “Have patience, have patience, don’t be in such a hurry”? Or the saying, “Measure twice cut once”? All of them extoll the virtues of waiting, going slow and keeping your cool when things seem...

Can you love God by loving those around you?

I want to propose something that I have been thinking about today. It is sort of a new way of looking at things. One that I hope you will challenge, test and perhaps even adopt a little of into your own life. Here it is. I have been struggling for some time with...
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