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I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to smell French style Guinea bread without thinking of Mariama. Mariama was an outcast. Her dilapidated hut sat beside a peanut field on the edge of a small village in the Fouta Djallon mountains. Friends who lived near her were faithful companions through difficult trials. A year […]
I ordered a vegetarian pizza at a new roadside dive last night for dinner. I never know what will top a vegetarian pizza when I order one here. The dill pickle was excellent. I wasn’t so impressed with the corn. What do you order on your pizza?
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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. I have found the words of this historic, first Thanksgiving proclamation to be both timely and God-honoring: Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings […]
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You know you’re behind with garden work when your compost pile needs weeding. We give away almost all of our garden produce as a way to open doors for sharing the Good News. The current Ebola outbreak has rearranged our schedules and forced us to put some things, even important things like turning the compost […]
The birds are chirping this morning and all is calm, but when we awoke to the smell of smoke in the night such a fierce storm was raging that I knew it was the making of a hurricane for those on the other side of the Atlantic. David bounded through the house shutting doors and […]
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I slid the window open, baby on hip wanting to go outside. The oppressive 110 degree heat wafted in, dirt catching in my throat. “What’s going on?” I asked David. I really didn’t have to ask. I already knew. I knew that stooped posture. I’d seen that downcast look before. “I’ll tell you in a […]
Time has a way of spreading cities out and causing them to consume near-by villages. When we moved here seven years ago there was a tiny village of thatch roofed huts just down the street from us. The town stretched out and around it and kept right on growing. It seemed to pay no mind […]