Category Archives: Interesting Thoughts and Quotes

A pat on the back…

“The needs of the world are not an opportunity for us to feel important and empowered. Engaging in the difficulties of the world is not a form of self help that results in a pat on our tender backs” (Will … Continue reading

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Shifting Perceptions

“…and my eyes no longer gaze the same on the face of the world.” — Jean Hatzfeld (Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak) Lately I have been thinking about the possible endeavour that Christy and I are wading into. … Continue reading

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To What Extent Will God Go to Reach Out to Us?

 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”   Then Jesus told them this parable:  “Suppose one … Continue reading

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Edited Posts, Careful Writing, and Our Sense of Being REALLY Careful

Those who have been paying attention to our little blog here in the last few days might have noticed a little about face that I did, in which I posted an enthusiastic blog about our wonderful time spent in a Rwandan church, only to … Continue reading

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Please pray…

Christy and I are struggling with a number of things as we get ready to leave for Kenya on Thursday. Not only are we struggling with the task to leave our children for 12 days, but we also need help … Continue reading

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And on the other hand…

I just posted an entry which, rightfully, advocated for the idea that Africans, in general, are a lot more similar to us in the West than the media tends to portray. However, I also want to say that, as we … Continue reading

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Stepping off the cliff…

We are now less than 2 weeks away from our trip, and we are realizing that…we can’t do it in our own strength! There is no possible way that I will be able to teach this challenging, dense material in … Continue reading

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