Life This Week

This is a short work week for most people in the United States because of Thanksgiving. But it can be a tough week because for every perfect, turkey-laden table out there, there is a person sitting alone at home overcome with loneliness and sadness. For every smiling, happy family, there is a family in tatters,Continue reading “Life This Week”

Smiling Faces, Cozy Sweaters, Stolen Heart

This is a dangerous time of year for me. All the advertisements, commercials, and catalogs tempt me. They tempt me to buy things I don’t need, but more significantly, they tempt me to believe that the items they are selling will satisfy me. They are so subtle and pervasive. Subtle in the sense that mostContinue reading “Smiling Faces, Cozy Sweaters, Stolen Heart”

Life This Week

My friends Lawrence and Martha Temfwe, who live in Ndola, Zambia, strengthen my faith and encourage me to continue to grow and surrender my life to God. They don’t do it through words, but through their lives, their example. I don’t mean their courageous acts (visiting people suffering with HIV/AIDS, carrying for orphans, building theContinue reading “Life This Week”

Life This Week

I returned from a two-week trip to Zambia, Africa last Thursday. Entry back to life here is always a struggle and this time has been no different. It’s extremely hard to respond to the question, “So, how was your trip?” There is simply no way to answer it in a word or two. Words thatContinue reading “Life This Week”