A Bride Adorned

The glimpse of his shoes.  That’s all it took.  All these memories and more, came rushing back into my mind and heart by the simple sight of his shoes next to mine.  Putting my broom away I pondered the thought . . .

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The Ants Go Marching . . .

After enjoying a quiet evening together in the garden, and watching a lovely West African sunset, Stephen and I turned to some few remaining outside tasks before darkness completely settled in around us.  I casually cautioned him about a trail of driver ants, barely visible in the semidarkness, near the generator as he was headed that way for the evening refueling.  The marching columns of driver ants are a common occurrence during the rainy season…

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Culture Clash — Resolved!

After several months of having the ladies’ Bible study, I had recently decided that we just needed to cancel it altogether . . . “No Mummy, don’t stop the study. We need it.  We’ll try.  Be patient.”  

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My Times Are In Thy Hand

God placed the earth exactly where it needed to be; the sun, moon, stars, galaxies — all are at His majestic command.  And here in this dusty village, in a half-forgotten corner of the world, He takes notice of little me!  On the very day I had two major problems, Stephen was home.  My times are surely in His hand.  Have confidence in Him my soul! 

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Come Rest

The rest in music is all about knowing when not to play. For the tune to be right, for the rhythm to be maintained, it is vital to know when not to play, and thus allow the Lord to make the music of my life as He sees best.

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My Strong Tower

I cried.  I prayed.  I got it out.  Now it’s time to let it go and move on.
Stephen will be home tomorrow; I want to cheerfully welcome him!  And the house will be really clean too!

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One Blood

“This is not a good place to be,” he told me in reference to the town of Yele in general and the Lion Heart hospital in particular . . . Tonkolini District, where the Dutch charity Lion Heart hospital is located, had been put under quarantine just three days prior because the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was spiking so severely.

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Let the Good Times Roll!

We would sometimes go through a spells where finding a simple four-pack of toilet paper would be next to impossible.  Never mind the larger 8, 10, or (gasp) 12 pack!  I would nervously watch our small stockpile of tissue dwindle down, and down. 

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Keep Yourself Together!

So I found a manual therapist, and, for the first time, I had a therapist with whom I could stick it out and receive lasting benefit.  My therapist really helped me from the very first visit.  Unfortunately, I experienced a second dislocation, also in bed.  It was at this point that my therapist  pulled out the “big guns,” so to speak.

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Life in the African Bush

What do I do?  My husband is gone.  My dogs are gone!  It’s just me and three crazy goats!  What do I do?  I swallowed hard, and thought it through.  Then, I was resolved what I would do.

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