When Different is Merely Different and When it Isn’t by Jeanne Damoff, Secretary of The Lulu Tree NA Board   Our son, Luke, moved to Ivory Coast shortly after college graduation. He’d made a one-year commitment to serve with a mission agency as a health intern, and his primary assignment was to assist two single…

By Mommy Emily I’m driving to my in-laws’ farm. It’s after supper and the gravel roads are empty, just like the churches, just like the schools, just like the stores in nearly every town, every city, every region, and every continent. It’s Spring of 2020 and COVID-19 has taken over the world in what World…

The Long Winding Roads of Africa (Emily’s Trip, Part 4) By Mommy Emily   It’s night in Kamassaralie Village, and the ants are crawling up my legs. They’re tiny and red, and apparently they like white skin. I discreetly try to rub them off my calves while sitting on the front porch of the farmhouse…

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,…

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