Archive | September, 2011

The Secret to Contentment

Contentment is rooted in thanksgiving. At least 59 times the Scripture commands us to “give thanks” to the Lord. 1 Chronicles 16:34 states, “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” Psalms 136:1-3 admonishes us to “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his […]

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Bible League Africa Trip (Friday)

Friday was our last full day in Ethiopia. The travelers were somewhat haggard so we headed for a hotel with beds that were a tad bit more comfortable. I’ve been sleeping well during most of the trip, so I was alright with pretty much anything. However, I could understand the need for some to get […]

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9/11 Memories of My Daughter

September 11th, 2011 is the tenth anniversary of my eldest daughter Kysa’s first day of preschool. Ten years ago, Kysa was a very thoughtful, but somewhat shy little four-year old girl. Today she is still extremely thoughtful. Her shyness disappeared shortly after entering school. So far it shows no signs of returning. Being the first […]

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Bible League Africa Trip (Thursday)

Today was a bit of travel, about seven plus hours on the bus. One again I saw some glorious countryside that was simply beyond my expectations of Ethiopia. The famine of the eighties (We are the World) kind of twisted my conception of the Ethiopian culture and landscape. Ethiopia is not a feeding camp or […]

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Bible League Africa Trip (Wednesday)

Bible League Ethiopia Trip (Wednesday) I don’t know if I’m a daily anything! This would also include journaling or blogging. Even so, I will try my best to write something. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Something. That’s one of the oldest journal jokes around. I […]

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Bible League Africa Trip (Tuesday)

Bible League Ethiopia Trip (Tuesday) Tuesday is almost impossible to quickly journal or blog. Too much happened today for me to express any of it with the elegance and thoughtfulness it deserves. I saw the Kingdom of God advancing today through murderers, rapists, thieves, parents, children, college students, and communities. I saw a thousand reasons […]

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Bible League Africa Trip (Monday)

Bible League Ethiopia Trip (Monday) Last night I slept like a grandfather clock, waking up on the hour and half hour to stir, turn over and head back to sleep. Turned on the television around 4 am to watch beach soccer. It took a trip to Ethiopia for me to learn that beach soccer is […]

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Bible League Africa Trip (Saturday-Sunday)

These are quickly written notes concerning my trip with the Bible League in Ethiopia. I don’t know if I have the suitable frame of mind or body to travel by plane on a consistent basis. On Friday our plane took off at 8:30 a.m. from Seatac Airport. 19 hours of sardine packed flying later and […]

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