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Imara

Since most of you have not visited Imara, let me provide an introduction. We are staying at a guest house a kilometer or two south of Nanyuki. As we into town, I am reminded of the farming communities of my … Continue reading

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mzungu walking

As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. (2 John 1:6) So today we went walking. We are staying in a cottage about 2 kilometers from the heart of Nanyuki. It is a … Continue reading

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Church

I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. (Psalm 104:33) How does one choose a church to attend when in Nanyuki? My one hope was that I … Continue reading

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Immortality Project

I had not heard the words, Immortality Project, in my prior trips to Africa. My friend in Tanzania said there are many such projects. Projects that were funded by persons or organizations after seeing a need and wanting to provide … Continue reading

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Control

On Sunday, we met our driver at the Tanzanian border. We had gone only a few miles when he was stopped at a police checkpoint. In my previous trips to Africa, I had seen these checkpoints but had never been … Continue reading

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Every step an arrival

Eugene Peterson uses this phrase taken from a Denise Leverton poem to describe his formation as a pastor. Every step an arrival. Becoming the person that I didn’t know I was becoming. “Surely The Lord was in this place and … Continue reading

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Trust

In the journey of life, rest can be elusive even when you have the time. After an 8 hour flight, a 5 hour layover, and another 8 hour flight, we arrived in Nairobi late on Friday evening. I did not … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Go!

At the beginning of every journey, it is good to pause a moment and remember that there is Someone who walks with us on our way, who can protect and provide for us. Psalm 121 is a song for travelers … Continue reading

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Confession: it’s good for the heart.

Guilt. It is in today’s news stories. It is part of our lives. It can become so imbedded in our own story that we hardly know life without the guilt we carry. Guilt does not remain buried, but grows in … Continue reading

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It’s the heart.

Can both salt water and fresh water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? James 3:11-12 James asked the questions not because he didn’t know the answers. … Continue reading

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