When I was a child, my parents taught me the importance of kindness. They were not believers, but they did believe in treating others with thoughtfulness and respect. So even before I became a Christian at age 38, this was an important part of who I am.
When I learned about Jesus and His love for […]
I find myself chuckling as I attempt to describe corndogs to the group of children in front of me. As I describe the concept of a hotdog wrapped in corn bread and fried they turn up their noses in disgust. Today, we are studying the English words for some of my favorite foods– hamburgers, spaghetti, […]
Growing up in Rhodesia, I had the opportunity to experience the magic of Africa. I grew up with Africans, learned the Shona language and saw so much of the things that make this continent alluring. Its diversity in language, culture and climate make it one of the most intriguing places on earth.
It’s an immense continent […]
“I’m so busy…” has become the catchphrase of our hectic times. We want to live our lives in a way that honors God, yet it’s so easy to get trapped in a place where we coexist with the tyranny of the urgent. Instead of taking each “emergency” as it happens and using it as an […]
“Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:9-10
The last day of school before break, I […]
It’s interesting the way one day flows into the next. We put limits on them and say “at midnight we shall start to call this a new day.” We dissect the day even further into hours, minutes and seconds. At least, that’s what we do in our North American culture.
In Africa, the sun rises […]