I’m not all that much into chicken soup.Â Don’t get me wrong, chicken soup definitely has its place in the grand scheme of life.Â But for me, comfort foods are more about sweets you can sink your teeth into than watered-down broth with slurpy noodles. And frankly, Little Debbie snack cakes make me happy.Â They … [Read more…]
I’ve said it before, and it bears repeating now:Â It’s time. Sure, it’s time for the Rangers to finish what they’ve started in this amazing post-season run.Â But there’s a personal side to this, too.Â And for me, it’s time. Time to deepen friendships.Â To renew bonds with those I don’t have the opportunity to … [Read more…]
DATELINE:Â Near Byali, Uganda.Â 10:43 P.M Village time.Â That’s 2:43 P.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. I’M IN DE-NILE! This morning our team had a wonderful and unique opportunity.Â Because Cindy leaves tomorrow, she needed some time alone with the children to explain to them about what is happening over the … [Read more…]
DATELINE:Â Village of Hope, near Biyali, Uganda.Â 7:09 P.M. Village time.Â That’s 11:09 A.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. THE MISSION BEGINS! This was our first full day at the Village. We enjoyed a breakfast of french toast – which may simply be fried sweet bread – but it was REALLY … [Read more…]
DATELINE:Â Gulu, Uganda.Â 10:15 P.M. Gulu time.Â That’s 2:15 P.M. for those of you keeping score at home. WORSHIP What a day!Â What an amazing, incredible, glorious day!Â A day filled with the joy of the Lord and His incredible presence here with us!
DATELINE:Â Gulu, Uganda.Â 9:39 P.M. Gulu time.Â That’s 1:39 P.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME What a day!Â What an amazing, incredible, beautiful, heartbreaking day!
DATELINE: Gulu, Uganda.Â 8:02 P.M.Â That’s 12:02 P.M. CST for those of you keeping score at home. THE LONG AND BUMPY ROAD Today, we made it to Gulu! Because things have begun to settle down after the bombings in Kampala, the VoH board decided to have us drive after all.Â Charles-the-Driver (not to be confused … [Read more…]
Note:Â These blog entries are taken directly from my journaling over the past two weeks.Â I have backdated them to reflect the actual dates and times of my writing.Â And I promise to do a better job of blogging this trip than the one I took in November.Â Who knows, I might even write about … [Read more…]
In the words of a current local sports team slogan….It’s time. Time to go.Â Time to be the hands and feet of Jesus to desperate and needy children.Â Time to share love and hope with children who have suffered unimaginable loss and sorrow.Â Time to speak words of healing and joy to those who are … [Read more…]
This week was VBS at McKinney Fellowship.Â Our theme for the week – in case you hadn’t already guessed – was Cokesbury’s Galactic Blast, a week of learning about the universe, the cosmos, and the God who created and rules over all of it. As you might suspect, I was privileged to be on the … [Read more…]