Book Review: Girl Soldier

Some books are what I call “popcorn books”.  You sit down with a bag of freshly-popped Orville Reddenbacher’s and one of those books and before you know it, you’ve not only polished off an entire bag of popcorn, but also a few hundred pages of brain candy. Let me be very clear about this: Girl … [Read more…]

Into Africa, Third Verse: Dancing Like Elephants

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, … [Read more…]

Into Africa, Third Verse: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Okay, okay, I admit it.  There were no trains involved in the making of this blog post.  There were bicycles and boda-bodas (motorcycles) and lots and lots of big trucks, and unfortunately those don’t rhyme.  Therefore, I’m sticking with trains.  Deal with it. I guess I could call this post “Planes, Narrow Lanes, and Automobiles”.  … [Read more…]