The Long Winding Roads of Africa (Emily’s Trip, Part 3) By Mommy Emily   I wouldn’t have noticed them if I hadn’t turned my head. A flash of color, and then we’d passed by. These two tiny children whose arms were like matchsticks.     I was in western Africa, in a country called Liberia,…

by Mommy Emily *thanks to World Help for photos from my first trip to Uganda/Rwanda in 2014 Nearly six years ago now, emptied by a recent miscarriage and swollen with a writer’s pride, I stepped off the plane in Uganda, Africa, on a blogger’s trip, to be immediately humbled and filled.  I was humbled by…

ebenezer noun eb·​e·​ne·​zer | \ ˌebə¦nēzə(r)\ plural -s Definition of ebenezer 1usually capitalized : a commemoration of divine assistance One of the greatest things we can do as Christians on this long journey home is to “raise our Ebenezers” — that is, to mark, as the Israelites did, through stone memorials, God’s faithfulness to us along earth’s road to heaven. Over the…

Sometimes life is a holy begotten moment.  Like everything around you pauses — all the humdrum of everyday living — and the glory of God drops like a microphone and everything you struggle to believe is not only plausible but the realest thing you could ever know.  This happens in a forest in Jinja, Uganda,…

by Mommy Emily Dearest Prayer Warriors and Partners with The Lulu Tree… How can I thank you for standing in the gap? For holding up my hands as I held the hands of our brothers and sisters? For carrying my children in your prayers as I carried other mothers’ babies in my arms? It will…

It’s afternoon and I’m on my phone, scrolling through messages from across the waters — photos of people who now hold my heart. And I long to take you all with me. I long to carry you into this world, into the villages and wide-split smiles that make up the family that is The Lulu…

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