Tag Archives: reconciliation

Waking It Up with Ladysmith Black Mambazo : )

Altho some of us are reeling a bit amidst our wildly wacky world, give this YouTube video a watch & be inspired by the message (& music) of Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Jennifer Saran & Carlos Santana. “If you think … Continue reading

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Standing in the Middle

As we continue through Holy Week our minds and hearts move to Jerusalem, the scene of Christ’s passion during a turbulent time in Jewish history.  Yet, turbulent times continue in modern day Jerusalem… Lisa Loden is one of the most … Continue reading

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No Room in the Inn ? ?

This morning while listening to The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Talking Christmas compilation, the lyrics to their song “No Room in the Inn” jumped me.  When Joseph brought Mary to Bethlehem, there was ‘no room in the Inn, only a … Continue reading

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…on anger… (prayer management of) …

Yesterday i encountered yet another awesomely-thought provoking blog, “Patience in Picking Fights”  (Click to Check It Out HERE!)  from Pastor John Gresham. His words made me pause (they often make me squirm, so pausing is a Good Thing) & then … Continue reading

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Facing challenges (vs. swallowing them…)

Here’s a Wednesday photograph (on Thursday : )  from the Middle East… This photo reminded me of something i recently highlighted in Joan Chittister’s Book, The Radical Christian Life – a Year with Saint Benedict (a brand new daily reader … Continue reading

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Inspiration from South Africa &… Nelson Mandela

While working in Tanzania, we were blessed to have lots of support from the South African High Commission (the High Commissioner, Theresa Mary Solomon) & the South African Business Forum. It was inspiring to see black & white South Africans … Continue reading

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Baking Cakes in Kigali

This is one of my FAVORITE books of the past few years.  Written by Gaile Parkin, a former aid worker in Rwanda who grew up in Zambia, Baking Cakes in Kigali captures the generous hearts of so many African women … Continue reading

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