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friday nights and sunday mornings

Good Friday reminds me of what I learned in Togo, when I contracted malaria and wondered why I couldn’t get out of bed if I was loved by the God who raised Jesus from the dead.  I wrote about it in my upcoming book WELL, and I wanted to share it with you this morning […]

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my kenya registry

Friends! I have been invited to go to an orphanage in Kenya from April 24 – May 18th, 2016 to start a medical clinic for them.  The orphanage is for children who lost their parents to AIDS, and many of the children are HIV+  as well. The orphanage is located on Rusinga Island, a remote place in […]

fall dates

Hey, friends! I wanted to let you know about my fall dates.  No, unfortunately, not dates with handsome, eligible men who love Jesus. The other kind of dates — the calendar kind. I have the privilege of partnering with Compassion International for a Fall 2015/Spring 2016 speaking tour.  I’ll be speaking at more than a […]

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compassion: part II

Felix lives less than two miles from the Compassion center. We climb into the director’s car.  I’m sitting in the front passenger seat, and Felix is in the back seat with Ben, the videographer. As we’re driving out of the parking lot, I ask Felix if we can take a selfie. “Okay, say cheese!” He […]

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compassion: part I

On my last weekend in Togo, I visited a Compassion International site in Lome, the capitol city. I’ve been a spokesperson with Compassion for the past year, a non-profit whose mission is to “release children from poverty in the name of Jesus.”  They go into the poorest neighborhoods in the poorest developing countries and partner […]

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the very last drop

We’re out of water. It’s one of the driest “rainy” seasons on record in West Africa, so there wasn’t much water to begin with. Then, a few days ago, the pump that pumps water from the Oti river into the town’s water treatment center broke, so they shut off all running water.  The only option was for […]