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…

Hope in a Hospital Ward The ward is long and narrow with shafts of bright Ugandan sun falling on the beds of men and women stretched out in pain. It smells faintly of lye and unwashed skin. Outside under a mango tree are dozens of colorful woven grass mats where loved ones sleep as they…

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 Pastor Santos was born somewhere out in the bush under an actual lulu tree — the shea nut tree that grows in the villages of South Sudan. His mother went into labor while gathering firewood and couldn’t make it home. “I don’t remember how I got back to the village,” he says…

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…

A Smile as Long as the Nile (Heading to South Sudan’s Camps) By Mommy Emily “In Christ we who are many are one body, and each member belongs to one another…” Romans 12:4 As I write, a cool breeze carries the purr of a neighbor’s lawn mower, the smell of laundry on the line, and…

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